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Sewall's Bridge diagram, York, 1761

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Sewall's Bridge diagram, York, 1761

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Drawing of Sewall's Bridge, York. Labeled "Draught of a Bridge, built over York river, in the county of York of commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1761/Built by/The Property of Samuel Sewall 1791" (possibly 1771).

The bridge was built by Major Samuel Sewall, Jr. (1724-1814) of York and is the town's only National Engineering Landmark.

It is the first pile-driven drawbridge built in America. The bridge was rebuilt in 1933, but retains the form of the original construction.

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  • Title: Sewall's Bridge diagram, York, 1761
  • Creator: Sewall, Samuel
  • Creation Date: 1761
  • Subject Date: 1761
  • Town: York
  • County: York
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 19 cm x 55 cm x 2 cm
  • Local Code: 1983.234
  • Collection: Gift of Mr. Howard Sewall
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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Museums of Old York
P.O. Box 312, York, ME 03909
(207) 363-4974

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