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Brunswick in Cumberland County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Androscoggin Swinging Bridge

National Register of Historic Places January 2004

 
 
Androscoggin Swinging Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2011
1. Androscoggin Swinging Bridge Marker
Inscription.
Originally designed and built 1892 by John A. Roebling's Sons Co. for mill workers to cross the river from new housing in Topsham to the Cabot Mill in Brunswick. The bridge has served generations of citizens of all ages between Brunswick and Topsham. Rehabilitated by Atlantic Mechanical Inc. in 2006 contracted by Topsham and Brunswick using funds from Federal Enhancement Grant monies.
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Improved by
Works Progress
Administration
1935-1936

 
Erected by Maine Department of Transportation, Rotary Clubs of Brunswick and Topsham Expresso, Swinging Bridge Fund Committee, et al.
 
Location. 43° 55.039′ N, 69° 58.343′ W. Marker is in Brunswick, Maine, in Cumberland County. Touch for map. Identical markers are at each end of the bridge, with easy access via a small parking lot off Mill Street (US Route 1) at Cushing Street. Marker is in this post office area: Brunswick ME 04011, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Fort Andross and Fort George (approx. 0.3 miles away); Founding of the Maine Medical Association (approx. 0.4 miles away); Brunswick Veterans Memorial
Androscoggin Swinging Bridge WPA Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2011
2. Androscoggin Swinging Bridge WPA Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Company K, 1st Maine Volunteer Infantry (approx. 0.6 miles away); Harriet Beecher Stowe House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Home of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (approx. 0.6 miles away); Robinson Memorial Gate (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bowdoin College World War Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brunswick.
 
Also see . . .
1. National Register of Historic Places Nomination. (Submitted on January 25, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Save Our Swinging Bridge. (Submitted on January 25, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Androscoggin Swinging Bridge. (Submitted on January 25, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsIndustry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
South Approach to Androscoggin Swinging Bridge image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2011
3. South Approach to Androscoggin Swinging Bridge
Marker is on other side of rock in left foreground
Androscoggin Swinging Bridge image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2011
4. Androscoggin Swinging Bridge
Looking southeast across the Androscoggin River
Androscoggin River from Swinging Bridge image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2011
5. Androscoggin River from Swinging Bridge
Looking east toward former Cabot Textile Mill
Androscoggin River View From Bridge image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2011
6. Androscoggin River View From Bridge
Looking southwest
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 25, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 616 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 25, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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