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Two Cent Bridge


Two Cent Bridge

View of Two Cent Bridge entrance from west bank of Kennebec River on the Waterville side of the bridge

Photo taken by Frank Danberg in October 2009

BH Photo #154683

Street View 


This bridge is a pedestrian bridge that crosses the Kennebec River and connects the city of Waterville to the city of Winslow. It was originally built as a toll bridge for mill workers to use to cross the river between the two cities. The toll was abolished in 1960. The bridge appears to be in good condition. It is reported to have incurred structural damage in 1990 when too many people attending a concert got onto the structure. It was repaired after the incident.


Wire suspension bridge over Kennebec River built as a pedestrian bridge
Winslow, Kennebec County, Maine
Open to pedestrians
Original build in 1901 was washed away and rebuilt in 1903; one of the last pedestrian toll bridges still standing in the US
- Berlin Construction Co. of Berlin, Connecticut (Erectors)
- Edwin Dwight Graves (Engineer)
- Ticonic Foot Bridge Co.
This is a Ticonic foot bridge of the wire/cable steel suspension type. It is a free swinging bridge and has cables attaching the sides of the bridge to anchors on the banks of the river, probably to limit sideways movement of the structure.
Length of largest span: 576.0 ft.
Total length: 400.0 ft.
Deck width: 6.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973
Also called
Tupenny Foot Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.55084, -69.62627   (decimal degrees)
44°33'03" N, 69°37'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/450256/4933247 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
NRHP 73000132 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 44060 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 23, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • March 4, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • February 2, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Corrected total length per historical marker text
  • February 1, 2022: New photos from Paul Plassman
  • April 16, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • January 4, 2015: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • August 26, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • November 4, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Wire/cable Suspension"
  • November 4, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • February 8, 2010: Added by Frank Danberg



Two Cent Bridge
Posted July 1, 2021, by Jim Melcher (jim [dot] melcher [at] maine [dot] edu)

My wife and I were on it last night. It's a popular local landmark, and is in excellent condition and is still in use. It doesn't feel wobbly at all.