Tukey's Bridge, Portland, ca. 1900

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Tukey's Bridge, Portland, ca. 1900

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Tukey's Bridge in Portland, which crosses Back Cove.

The original bridge was built in 1796 and was a toll bridge. The bridge is named for long-time toll gatherer Lemuel Tukey, who ran a tavern on the Portland end of the structure and who objected to ending the tolls, so collected them anyway until he was forced to stop in 1837.

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  • Title: Tukey's Bridge, Portland, ca. 1900
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 9 cm x 11 cm
  • Local Code: Photographs -- Portland -- Bridges
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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