Sunday, September 09, 2007

Androscoggin Swinging Bridge Dedication and Grand Re-opening - Topsham, Maine

The Dedication and Grand Re-Opening of the Androscoggin Swinging Bridge took place this past Saturday September 8 on Bridge Street in Topsham, Maine.

The bridge was originally designed and built in 1892 by the John A. Roebling’s Sons Co. , the same company that designed and built the Brooklyn Bridge. Kathryn G. Dodge, PH.D, and Linda McDonald, great, great, great granddaughters of John A. Roebling attendded the event. Dodge was a guest speaker. The keynote speaker for the event was John Richardson, Director of Maine’s Department of Economic and Community Development.

This historic bridge has been rehabilitated and parks created in Topsham and Brunswick on the shores of the Androscoggin River at the ends of the bridge.

For pictures and for more information on the swinging bridge, link to
http://www.saveourbridge.org/