Dry Stone Archway, Baldwin, Maine

This granite arch was built with no mortar and no heavy equipment.  Construction began 4 feet below ground for the foundation, and culminated 12 feet in the air with the keystone.

Using a chain hoist attached to a steel cable I was able to lift the larger stones into place. A wooden form holds the structure up during construction.

All the stone was collected on site from a nearby granite deposit.  The keystone, which weighs roughly 1,000 lbs, presented its own unique challenge in elevation.

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