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…