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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.
About This Item
- 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
For more information about this item, contact:Museums of Old York
P.O. Box 312, York, ME 03909
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