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Fire burns Watson Settlement Bridge in Littleton

The Watson Settlement Bridge caught fire Monday. photo credit Abbey Lowrey
The Watson Settlement Bridge caught fire Monday. photo credit Abbey Lowrey(Abbey Lowrey)
Published: Jul. 19, 2021 at 5:11 PM EDT
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LITTLETON, Maine (WAGM) - A fire burned the Watson Settlement Bridge on Framingham road Monday.

Littleton FD reported to the fire after travelers found the bridge engulfed in flames. Chief Dwight Cowperthwaite said the young men smelled smoke as they passed.

The bridge was built in 1911 and is the youngest of Maine’s original covered bridges.

Monticello and Houlton fire departments also reported. An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.

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