Brunswick, Maine: The Swinging Bridge

Built in 1892, fully restored in 2007. A pedestrian suspension bridge, built across the Androscoggin, that swings as you walk on it.

Address:
Mill St., Brunswick, ME
Directions:
I-295 exit 28 (Brunswick). Drive east on US Hwy 1/Pleasant St. for about 1.5 miles. Turn left onto U.S. Hwy 1/Mill St. The bridge is about a quarter-mile on the left. There is a sign and five-car parking lot.
Admission:
Free
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The Swinging Bridge.

The Swinging Bridge

Be very careful pulling in and out of the parking lot -- it's a busy road and tiny turn in. If you are going northbound on US 1 I would recommend passing it and turning around, as there is really no left turn into it and too tight to make a U-turn at the entrance. Beautiful stop though!

[Lori Beth Blaney, 06/26/2022]

Swinging Bridge.

The Swinging Bridge

This thing really does move back and forth! The day we were there several parents and their toddlers were "playing" on the bridge, making it move. It is in great shape and provides nice views of several old mills along the river.

The son of John Roebling, the guy who built the Brooklyn Bridge, built this one. He was known for his pedestrian suspension bridges.

[casaflamingo, 10/08/2014]

Swinging Bridge.

Pedestrian Suspension Bridge

Pedestrian bridge over the Androscoggin River built by the same company that built the Brooklyn Bridge. Bridge was restored in 2007. Swings as you walk over, thus the locals call it the Swinging Bridge.

[unclepaulg, 06/13/2013]

The bridge was built in 1892, so people feel relatively safer swinging on it now than before it was restored.


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