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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.
About This Item
- 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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485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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