Loading...

Distance:
0.4 Miles / 0.6 km
Type:
One-Way
Difficulty:
Easy
Time to Hike:
~12 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Paved
Park:
RiverWalk at Head of Falls
Town:
Waterville, Maine
Directions:
44.550909, -69.628069
Added:
October 05, 2021
Updated:
October 08, 2021
Loading...
Loading...
32 '

Total Change
15 '

Ascent
39 '

Descent

The Two Cent Bridge Trail at RiverWalk at Head of Falls in Waterville, Maine is an easy 0.4-mile trail that brings visitors across the historic Two Cent Bridge before running alongside the Kennebec River with views of the river and the bridge.

Parking
Parking can be found in the large lot at the coordinates provided. The lot is large enough to fit several dozen vehicles.

History
As stated by a sign located on premise as of July 2021: The Two Cent Bridge was first listed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 1973. This beautiful 576-foot span over the Kennebec is the longest and oldest wire suspension footbridge in America and stands as an important reminder of the Kennebec River history shared by Waterville and Winslow. The Ticonic (Two Cent) Footbridge was constructed in 1901 by Edwin Dwight Graves of the Berlin Construction Company for the Ticonic Footbridge Company, chartered in 1899. It opened on December 15, 1901 and provided workers with easy access to the Hollingsworth & Whitney paper mill across the Kennebec River in Winslow... The original toll was a penny, collected at a booth on the Waterville side. Less than a year after its opening, the bridge was washed away by high water. It was rebuilt in 1903 and to recover the cost, the toll for the crossing rose to two cents, resulting in the common name of the bridge.

Pets
Dogs are allowed if leashed and their waste must be carried out by the hiker.

Explore 1 trail near Waterville, ME
  1. Parking

    44.550909, -69.628069
  2. Main Trailhead

    44.551012, -69.627952
No community routes found. To add your own hike as a Community Route for this Trail guide, leave a Trip Report with an attached GPX file.

Hazards

Ticks - Lyme Disease More Info (CDC)

Seasons

All

Photo Albums

2 Trip Reports

No Star-Ratings
Write-up by:
Admin user profile picture
0.4 miles / 0.6 km
Trail added
October 05, 2021
Hiked on
July 13, 2021
Updated on
October 08, 2021
0.4 miles / 0.6 km
July 13, 2021
Hiking

Weather Forecast

In Waterville, ME

Explore Hiking Trails

New Hikes

Sugar Hill Fire Tower Hike
0.7 Miles
1.1 km
Easy
Out-and-Back
Angel Falls Loop
2.8 Miles
4.5 km
Moderate
Loop
Peters Mountain via Appalachian Trail
3.9 Miles
6.3 km
Moderate
Loop
Sandford Lake Trail
1.3 Miles
2.1 km
Easy
Out-and-Back

Before you leave...

MyHikes is an indie web platform aimed to make exploring public trails easier for everyone. The site has no investors and is owned and operated by one person, Dave Miller (Founder & Admin). As the Founder, main contributor, and doer-of-all-things for MyHikes, I share my trips with over-detailed write-ups for fun on a volunteer basis and I believe that public trail information should be available to everyone.

It takes a lot of time 🕦, money 💰, and effort (including espresso shots ☕) to run MyHikes, including hiking , mapping , writing , and publishing new trails with high-quality content... along with building new features, moderating, site maintainance, and app development for iOS and Android . I simply ask that if you find MyHikes' trail guides helpful to please consider becoming a Supporter to help keep the site, iOS, and Android apps available to everyone.

Supporters unlock website and in-app perks with a one-time payment of $25 (you renew) 😎👍. Or you can simply make a Donation of your choice without a MyHikes user account. Otherwise, telling your friends about MyHikes is the next-best thing - both quick and free 🎉

Thanks for visiting MyHikes and have a great hike!️

Admin user profile picture

Dave Miller
MyHikes Founder & Admin