Wiggly Bridge (York, ME)

Date Visited: April 23, 2016

Location: Lilac Lane, York, ME

Cost: Free

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.

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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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About New England Nomad

Hi I'm Wayne. Welcome to my blog. I am a true New Englander through and through. I love everything about New England. I especially love discovering new places in New England and sharing my experiences with everyone. I tend to focus on the more unique and lesser known places and things in New England on my blog. Oh yeah, and I love dogs. I always try to include at least one dog in each of my blog posts. I discovered my love of photography a couple of years ago. I know, I got a late start. Now, I photograph anything that seems out of the ordinary, interesting, beautiful and/or unique. And I have noticed how every person, place or thing I photograph has a story behind it or him or her. I don't just photograph things or people or animals. I try to get their background, history or as much information as possible to give the subject more context and meaning. It's interesting how one simple photograph can evoke so much. I am currently using a Nikon D3200 "beginner's camera." Even though there are better cameras on the market, and I will upgrade some time, I love how it functions (usually) and it has served me well. The great thing about my blog is you don't have to be from New England, or even like New England to like my blog (although I've never met anyone who doesn't). All you have to like is to see and read about new or interesting places and things. Hopefully, you'll join me on my many adventures in New England! View all posts by New England Nomad

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