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Androscoggin Swinging Bridge

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Address: Bridge Street and Mill Street, Topsham, ME 04011
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Historical point of interest!

Stop in for a quick walk out on the bridge if you're ever bored and stuck in traffic, especially during the spring snowmelt, when the standing waves are huge and sport kayakers... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
h0trudderedbum
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Phippsburg, Maine
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Phippsburg, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stop in for a quick walk out on the bridge if you're ever bored and stuck in traffic, especially during the spring snowmelt, when the standing waves are huge and sport kayakers are going daredevil, but it's beautiful and fun in any season.

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Burlington, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We stopped at this bridge to view the river and enjoy some foliage. Parking on the Brunswick side is very limited. Go to the Topsham side if you can.

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Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Very good place for pictures and picnics! Cute. In the fall it's stunning. During low water times in late summer, there's a little sand beach and lots of room to stretch out.

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Brunswick, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Winter, summer, spring our fall this walking bridge has the best views of all. Built as a toll bridge for workers in the mills in Brunswick and Topsham to get to work it crosses the Androscoggin River above the dam. It has wooden plans and is a suspension bridge that swings as you walk across. The swinging allows it to... More 

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Thank MasterMaineGuide
Rockland ma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Bridge was fun to cross, even my 15 year old enjoyed it. Views are beautiful and worth just a 10 minute stop.

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Thank Maryann S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

This suspension bridge spanning between Brunswick and Topsham is a great place to view the river do wn to the old mill. The bridge was designed by the same engineer as the Brooklyn Bridge. It's a quick pit stop off the highway on Rt. 1 in Brunswick.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

This bridge got the “swinging” part of its name from a Girl Scout Troop. There is a small parking lot on Route 1 in Brunswick right near the bridge. It is a pedestrian bridge. One can walk or ride a bicycle across this bridge. I walked. As one crosses this bridge, one can feel some sway. It would be more... More 

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henderson, Nv
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Parking lot is very small. We parked by the bridge and walked across and then walked on a trail for about 1/2 mile each way on the other side. Wish they had a longer river walk. The bridge and walk are serene

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Brunswick, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

The bridge is very interesting! This bridge was originally built to help people get from the Topsham Heights side to Brunswick side for working at the mills. It has been maintained and is a great place for some fantastic views of the river, photographs, and to go for a walk. In the Topsham side is a waking trail.

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Topsham, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Terrific view of the Androscoggin River, and the bridge itself is fun and historic. Fun, because it swings as you walk over it, and historic because it's built by the same guy who did the Brooklyn Bridge. Great walking trail crosses this bridge and also the Frank J. Woods Bridge connecting Maine Street (Brunswick) with Main Street (Topsham.) You can... More 

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