A few Saturdays ago, I found a few displaced I-90 and I-787 button copy shields in front of someone's home on NY 157 near Thacher State Park, which is a few miles southeast of Altamont. I was in the area so I could hike the Indian Ladder Trail, which runs along the crest of the Helderberg Escarpment at Thacher State Park. Here are the shields, which I believe to have once been part of overhead guide signs.
Spanning over the Ossipee River on the border between Porter in Oxford County, Maine and Parsonsfield in York County, Maine is the 152 foot long Porter-Parsonsfield Covered Bridge. The Porter-Parsonsfield Bridge is built in a Paddleford truss design, which is commonly found among covered bridges in the New England states. The covered bridge is the third bridge located at this site, with the first two bridges built in 1800 and 1808. However, there seems to be some dispute for when the covered bridge was built. There is a plaque on the bridge that states that the bridge may have been built in 1876, but in my research, I have found that this bridge may have been built in 1859 instead. That may check out since a number of covered bridges in northern New England were built or replaced around 1859 after a really icy winter. The year that the Porter-Parsonsfield Covered Bridge was built was not the only controversy surrounding its construction. There was a dispute over building and maintain