Date Visited: April 23, 2016
Location: Lilac Lane, York, ME
Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Parking: There are about a half dozen parking spots on the side of the road across from the bridge on Lilac Lane (a very busy road so be careful parking and crossing there). There is also additional parking on side streets and farther along the road on Lilac Lane.
There are many bridges in New England. But, only few have the name, reputation and appearance of a bridge that could collapse any moment. The Wiggly Bridge is a mini-suspension bridge built in the 1930’s which crosses over a tidal flow from Barrel Mill Pond to the York River. If you’re not careful, you may end up in the York River!
Ok, Wiggly Bridge really isn’t that dangerous. But, it can give you the willies as you walk across it. Even though it is safe to walk across, the bridge does wiggle and make noises as you traverse it. I made it across the bridge without much trouble and took some photos of the bridge as I made my way across.
The short walk across the bridge leads to Steedman Woods, a tiny peninsula with a mile long loop. Dogs are allowed on the beach and on Steedman Woods. The vieews from the island and bridge are stunning.
Wiggly Bridge is also within walking distance, or a short drive from York Harbor. So, you can take in both of these cool attractions in one day.
Cooper is a 7 year old rescue dog and a resident of Maine. He also likes the bridge.
The videos below shows how unstable the bridge seems when you’re walking on it.
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