Androscoggin Swinging Bridge

Description

The Androscoggin Swinging Bridge is a oneofakind bridge in Maine. It is a pedestrian suspension bridge that connects the towns of Topsham to Brunswick. The bridge is 332 feet long and spans the Androscoggin River. Suspension bridges are always unique locations, but this one has quite the history.

The Androscoggin Swinging Bridge was built in 1892 by the legendary John A. Roebling’s Sons Company. This name may be familiar to some because they also built the Brooklyn Bridge and many others. After the bridge was completed, it became a key to the economic and cultural growth of the towns it connected. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 14, 2004.

The bridge is a popular tourist attraction, with visitors coming from all over to experience the unique bridge and take in the spectacular views of the Androscoggin River.

 

Bridge Specs

  • Year completed: 1892
  • Carries: Pedestrian walkway¬†
  • Crosses: Androscoggin River
  • Design/Style: Suspension Bridge
  • Total length: 332 feet
  • Total width: 6 feet
  • NRHP: 03001404

Location

  • Address: Bridge Street and Mill Street
  • Town: Topsham
  • State: Maine
  • GPS: Lat 43.91773 Lng -69.972792
  • Parking notes: There are small parking lots on both sides of the bridge on Bridge Street and Mill Street. There are about a half-dozen free parking spots on both sides.
  • Parking Directions: HERE (Bridge Street) and HERE (Mill Street)
  • Location Directions: HERE

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