Androscoggin Swinging Bridge Restoration – Brunswick to Topsham ME

Description

A suspension bridge over Androscoggin River on Pedestrian Path in Brunswick and Topsham. Built in 1892 by John A. Roebling Sons Co. to allow mill employees in Bruswick access to housing in Topsham. The bridge was heavily damaged in the 1936 spring flood. The deck was destroyed, but the towers and the original suspension cables survived. The federal Works Progress Administration helped replace the span and resurfaced the piers that the towers stand on with concrete. The bridge was rehabilitated in 2006.

Source notes

http://www.saveourbridge.org/history-of-the-bridge.html
http://bridgehunter.com/me/cumberland/bh43560/
http://www.mainememory.net/artifact/12351/enlarge

Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on March 1, 2014.

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Location Info


Topsham, ME 04086

Coordinates: 43.917795, -69.972828

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