Wiggly Bridge

York, Maine
Nestled within the picturesque town of York, Maine, the Wiggly Bridge is a charming pedestrian bridge that has long captured the hearts of locals and visitors.
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Nestled within the picturesque town of York, Maine, the Wiggly Bridge is a charming pedestrian bridge that has long captured the hearts of locals and visitors alike. This delightful suspension bridge, measuring 75 feet in length and five feet in width, presents an enchanting passage over the tranquil waters of Barrell Mill Pond and the serene expanse of the York River.

Wiggly Bridge serves as the connective thread between the bustling ME-103 and the serene Steedman Woods Nature Preserve, traversing the waters with grace and charm. Dating back to the 1930s, this steel suspension bridge carries with it a rich history and a quirky legend that has been passed down through generations.

According to local lore, the bridge acquired its endearing moniker thanks to a group of observant Girl Scouts. These astute youngsters were quick to notice the bridge’s unique characteristic—the tendency to “wiggle” beneath their feet as they traversed it. Many fond memories of childhood adventures involve leaping from the bridge’s edge into the cool waters below, where the gentle current would carry them away, depending on the ebb and flow of the tide. However, due to concerns about mudflat erosion and safety, such activities, along with clam digging and other potentially hazardous endeavors, are now discouraged.

One of the most endearing qualities of Wiggly Bridge is its welcoming attitude towards our four-legged friends. Dogs are not only permitted but encouraged to explore the bridge and the surrounding Steedman Woods Nature Preserve, provided they are kept on a leash. This dog-friendly atmosphere adds to the bridge’s appeal, making it a perfect destination for both families and their furry companions.

Wiggly Bridge stands as more than just a simple crossing; it is a beloved landmark that weaves together history, legend, and natural beauty. Its wiggles may no longer be as pronounced, but its charm remains undiminished. For those seeking a tranquil escape or a leisurely stroll through the heart of York, this delightful bridge beckons with open arms, inviting all to experience its unique and enduring magic.

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Address: Lilac Lane, York, Maine
Place GPS Coordinates: 43.136711, -70.649752
Parking GPS Coordinates: 43.136711, -70.649752
Parking Notes: There are about a dozen parking spots along Lilac Lane (ME-103) right by the bridge.

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