Tukey's Bridge

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Tukey's Bridge
Carries eight auto lanes;
I‑295 / US 1 / SR 26
Crosses Back Cove
Locale Portland, Maine
Opened 1960
Coordinates 43°40′35″N 70°15′23″W / 43.6763°N 70.2565°W / 43.6763; -70.2565Coordinates: 43°40′35″N 70°15′23″W / 43.6763°N 70.2565°W / 43.6763; -70.2565

Tukey's Bridge is a bridge connecting the neighborhoods of Munjoy Hill and East Deering in Portland, Maine. It is part of Interstate 295.

History[edit]

Several bridges by the same name have existed connecting the areas.[1][2] The current bridge was completed in 1960 and named for Lemuel Tukey, a tavern owner and tax collector from the Back Cove area of Portland in the late 18th century.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ History of Trains in Portland University of Southern Maine
  2. ^ Back Cove Bridge : Tukey's Bridge
  3. ^ I 295 Interstate-guide.com