- Item 74930 - Free Bridge Broadside, Portland, 1837
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- Item 74930
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A poetic broadside dated March 27, 1837 tells the story of a toll bridge, efforts made to make it free, and the struggle to have it remain free.Show Details
The bridge mentioned in the poem was probably the Back Cove Bridge from Westbrook (now part of Portland) to Portland.
The Back Cove Bridge was accepted by the City of Portland on February 16, 1837, and determined to be free starting on March 19, 1837.