AUGUSTA — Amanda Taylor, architectural historian, will provide a presentation based on the publication Historic Bridges of Maine: 350 Years of Bridge and Roadway Design at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the Viles Arboretum, 153 Hospital St. The presentation is hosted by the Kennebec Historical Society.

Taylor will discuss the unique ways in which Maine’s bridge builders overcame geography and environmental influences to provide travel throughout the state. The talk also will showcase several specific historic bridges in Maine and detail how their builders chose creative solutions to difficult crossings and how technology changed design and construction.

Taylor is an architectural historian for Kleinfelder, an international engineering and architecture firm with an office in Augusta. In recent years, she has documented historic resources related to the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge in Kittery, Masse Saw and Grist Mill in Vassalboro, and Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad Freight House in Belfast. She has spent much of the last four years completing historic resource surveys throughout Maine.

The program will be preceded at 5 p.m. by a potluck supper and at 6 p.m. by the society’s annual business meeting. Members are invited to bring a dish to share. Please note that the annual meeting program is not the society’s monthly program.

For more information, call 622-7718.


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