The Wiggly Bridge is a lovely pedestrian bridge located in York, Maine. It is a 75-foot long suspension bridge and it has a width of 5 feet. The steel bridge crosses Barrell Mill Pond on the right and the York River on the left. It carries the Steedman Woods Main Trail over the water, connecting ME-103 to the Steedman Woods Nature Preserve. Wiggly Bridge was built in the 1930s.
According to legend, it was named after a group of observant Girl Scouts who noticed the bridge’s “wiggly” nature. Many native southern Mainers may recall leaping over the edge into the water as a child and being pushed beneath by the current, which pushed them one way or the other depending on the tide. Due to mudflat erosion, this practice, as well as clam digging and any other potentially hazardous activity, is now discouraged.
Dog are welcome to visit Wiggly Bridge and the Steedman Woods Nature Preserve. Dogs must be leashed.
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- Constructed: 1930s
- Carries: Steedman Woods Main Trail
- Crosses: Barrells Mill Pond and York River
- Design/Style: Suspension
- Total length: 75 feet
- Total width: ~5 feet