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Androscoggin Swinging Bridge

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Androscoggin Swinging Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in October 2009

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BH Photo #148283

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Overview
Suspension bridge over Androscoggin River on Pedestrian Path in Brunswick and Topsham
Location
Topsham, Cumberland County, Maine, and Sagadahoc County, Maine
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1892 by John A. Roebling Sons Co.; Towers replaced 1916; Rebuilt 1936 by WPA following a flood; Rehabilitated 2006
Builders
- John A. Roebling's Sons Co. of Roebling, New Jersey (original fabrication)
- Megquier and Jones (1912 rebuild)
- Works Progress Administration (1936 rebuild)
Design
Suspension Bridge
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 14, 2004
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.91780, -69.97284   (decimal degrees)
43°55'04" N, 69°58'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/421895/4863202 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Brunswick
Inventory numbers
NRHP 03001404 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 43560 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 2, 2017: New photos from Michael Quiet
  • March 7, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Works Progress Administration"
  • January 4, 2015: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • August 26, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • June 28, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • January 12, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Topsham, Maine"
  • December 16, 2013: Photo imported by Brian bartlett
  • November 21, 2013: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger
  • December 5, 2010: New Street View added by Craig Philpott
  • October 28, 2009: Added by C Hanchey

Sources 

  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Wikipedia
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Patrick S. O'Donnell - 1 [dot] 991km [at] comcast [dot] net
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Androscoggin Swinging Bridge
Posted November 21, 2013, by Anonymous

whoops i posted twice!

Androscoggin Swinging Bridge
Posted November 21, 2013, by Anonymous

it's true.

Androscoggin Swinging Bridge
Posted November 21, 2013, by Anonymous

it's true.

Androscoggin Swinging Bridge
Posted December 4, 2010, by Patrick Ryan (chaz1028 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I had read that this pedestrian bridge was installed by a mill to permit their workers easy access from their homes across the Androscoggin in Topsham to work.