Cobblestone Bridge in Acadia National Park


I have spent quite a bit of time photographing along the Loop Road this spring, though lately I have been thinking more and more about getting into the heart of the park to explore the carriage trails and see some of the bridges. Perhaps the most famous, and certainly the oldest, is known as Cobblestone Bridge.

This bridge spans the Jordan Pond Stream and was commissioned by John D. Rockefeller Jr. in 1917. The cobblestone facade makes this an architectural design unique within the park, and the rounded boulders used in the construction process help the bridge blend into the local landscape.

On this particular morning the flow of water in the Jordan Pond Stream was pretty insignificant, though I would love to return sometime when the water level was higher. Even though I enjoyed the lush spring surroundings, I can’t help wondering what this area would look like in the fall when the leaves start to change color. Perhaps there is another visit in the cards…

3 thoughts on “Cobblestone Bridge in Acadia National Park

    • David Patterson

      PJ… we have been having some warm weather lately, and this was a pretty mild winter – maybe those are factors in why the flow in the stream was so low. I also noticed that the water level in Jordan Pond itself was quite low… lower than I can remember seeing it, exposing all sorts of new compositional possibilities along the rocky shore. I love it when you return to a familiar scene only to see it how it has changed to show you something new 🙂

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