The last bridge on the list of Rockefeller's "Classic 16" is the Jordan Pond Road Bridge, sometimes called the Jordan Pond Seal Harbor Bridge. Located only a tenth of a mile east of the Stanley Brook Bridge, this modest, yet elegant little bridge allows the carriage road to go under Jordan Pond Road, a local road that heads into a residential part of Seal Harbor. While this bridge is not much of a tourist destination, if you want to pay a visit to the bridge, follow the directions for the Stanley Brook Bridge and then take the brief walk east on the carriage road. East of the Jordan Pond Road Bridge, the carriage road connects with the Day Mountain loop.
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! And for more in depth information on the construction and history of the bridges, please see Robert Thayer's Acadia's Carriage Roads book.
|Although not a tourist destination, the Jordan Pond Road Bridge is still quite elegant. BUY PHOTO|