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The Swinging Bridge: Walking Across the Androscoggin

Footbridge, Brunswick-Topsham, ca. 1895

Footbridge, Brunswick-Topsham, ca. 1895

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Maine Historical Society

On November 5, 1891, the developers met with representatives of the John A. Roebling Sons Co., which made wire rope and employed bridge engineers who could design suspension bridges.

Roebling is best known for the Brooklyn Bridge, completed in 1883.

The Topsham Land Co. wanted a reliable firm to design the bridge and supply materials because a footbridge in Skowhegan had recently collapsed due to weak cables.

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