The bridge was built in 1892 mainly for workers of the Cabot Mill to cross the river between Topsham and Brunswick. It's over 330 feet long and although some of it has been repaired and replaced, the cables that steady the bridge are original.

In 2004 the bridge was added to The National Register of Historic Places. As you'll see in this video, the Androscoggin was at flood stage when this guy walked across the historic bridge..