April 19, 2020 – Androscoggin Swinging Bridge – Maine

Today, Wilma, My Mom, and I Adventured to the Androscoggin Swinging Bridge connecting Brunswick and Topsham, Maine.  The Androscoggin Bridge is a pedestrian, suspension bridge crossing the Androscoggin River.  It was built in 1892, and later rehabilitated in 2006.

I debated posting this blog, as it is a bit random.  However, we had a day of Adventures in Maine, all of which I had blogged about previously, so why not document this picturesque bridge.  I found the Androscoggin Swinging Bridge accidentally when driving, and was excited to locate such a unique bridge.  The bridge was high above the rushing Androscoggin River, providing lovely views down stream.  There were benches near the bridge to sit and relax.  We soon began our journey across the bridge which was quite the wiggly and windy experience, at moments I even thought I could loose my balance.  Wilma seemed to enjoy the walk but did seem slightly uneasy with this wobbly experience.  I of course immediately thought about Shadow and his likely reluctance of this shaky bridge, which actually made me smile.  After crossing this long an amazing bridge we checked out the other side, finding some trails, and beach-like areas, before crossing back to the other side.

It has been challenging, and quite sad heading out on walks, Adventures, and today, our first new Adventures without our sweet Shadow.  Nevertheless we also find great peace in these times exercising, enjoying the moments, and exploring new places.  It is nice to know we can continue to enjoy Adventures, although we wish Shadow was by our side, rolling around in the grass, and swimming in the seas.  However, we will continue on, and savor all the memories we had with Shadow, and with Buster.  I know it will get better with time, and I am glad we have so many of our past Adventures captured in photographs.  So glad today to enjoy our Adventure to the Androscoggin Swinging Bridge (Rating:  3.5)

 

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