Built in 1920, the Jordan Pond Bridge (also known as the Jordan Pond Dam Bridge because of its proximity to the outtake dam at the south end of Jordan Pond) leads people from the Jordan Pond House out to the surrounding carriage roads. This bridge is a similar design to the Little Harbor Brook Bridge and the Hadlock Brook Bridge and is often unnoticed by visitors since Jordan Pond and the Bubbles in the distance are the main attractions of the area. Just west of the bridge is the start of the Jordan Pond Path and carriage road loops to many of the other majestic Rockefeller bridges.
To navigate the trails and carriage roads of Acadia and find the classic stone bridges, get a copy of the wonderful Map Adventures Acadia National Park Trail Map or Diane Abrell's Carriage Roads of Acadia: A Pocket Guide. And for more in depth information on the construction and history of the bridges, please see Robert Thayer's Acadia's Carriage Roads book.
|The modest little Jordan Pond (Dam) Bridge leads people to the Around-Mountain Carriage Road. BUY PHOTO|