The Swing Bridge: Walking Across the Androscoggin
The Maine Memory Network has a small exhibit on Brunswick-Topsham's "swing bridge."
When the Topsham Land Company decided to develop housing in Topsham Heights along the Androscoggin River, it decided a pedestrian bridge would help entice workers at the Cabot Mill in Brunswick to move across the river.
The result was a suspension bridge that has become an integral part of both communities since the structure was completed in 1892.
Known as the Swinging Bridge, the Swing Bridge, and Le Petit Pont, the suspension bridge also draws sightseers and amateur photographers seeking to get a closer look at the Androscoggin River.
[Photo credit: Topsham/Brunswick Walking Bridge by Mike Timberlake]