About The Main Street Bridge

With its elegant yellow metal trusses back-dropped by two historic mills and a charming waterfall, the Main Street Bridge is a favorite destination throughout the region. It was built in 1870, making it one of the oldest metal truss bridges in the country and a historic landmark. The bridge's design was created by Francis C Lowthorp and constructed by WM Cowin. The detail and design in the form of the cast iron beams and components make the Lowthorp/Cowin historic truss bridges uniquely special. Because the components were cast rather than rolled like wrought iron or steel beams, this allowed the fabricator of the bridge to shape the beams in their unique and elegant shape. The bridge is open to automobile and pedestrian traffic 24/7.