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Lewiston in Androscoggin County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Cities of the Androscoggin

Lewiston-Auburn

 
 
Cities of the Androscoggin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 11, 2021
1. Cities of the Androscoggin Marker
Inscription.  The Lewiston-Auburn Railroad Bridge was erected in 1909 and served as a vital link to the downtown. It also provided the connection for thousands of Canadian, Irish, Polish and other immigrants to the area. Recognizing the bridge's historic significance, the cities undertook a plan for its re-use. In November 1994, after being abandoned for over 25 years, the bridge was opened to the public as one of the most unique bicycle/pedestrian facilities in the United States. The award winning design reflects the railroad and mill history of the area.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsIndustry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1994.
 
Location. 44° 5.578′ N, 70° 13.38′ W. Marker is in Lewiston, Maine, in Androscoggin County. Marker is on Auburn Riverwalk just west of Oxford Street, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Beech St, Lewiston ME 04240, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 10,000 Years of Wabanaki History / 10 000 Ans d'Histoire Wabanaki (here, next to this marker);
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Canal System / Les Canaux (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); River Pollution and Restoration / Pollution et Restoration de la Rivière (about 600 feet away); Wabanaki History / Les Wabanaquis (about 600 feet away); Bonney Park (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Bonney Park (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Cities of the Androscoggin (about 600 feet away); Development of New Auburn / Le Nouvel Auburn (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewiston.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 118 times since then and 2 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 16, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
 
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