Sunday River Bridge (Artist's Covered Bridge), Newry, Maine

This bridge, built in 1872, is named the Artist's Bridge because of its reputation as being the most photographed and painted of the venerable covered bridges in Maine. It has also been suggested that the name came about because the artist John Enncking was observed working by the bridge on many days. The family he was staying with then referred to it as the Artist’s Bridge.

The bridge, an 87-foot Paddleford Truss, was closed to traffic in 1958 when a new bridge was built downstream. It is located about four miles northwest of North Bethel.

Sunday River Bridge Photo Gallery