Growing up, Yvonne travelled to school and St. John’s church over the swinging bridge. Later on she was employed at the Cabot Mill and used the swinging bridge to go to and from her job there. I’m pretty sure Evans made more than a few visits to Yvonne by passing over the swinging bridge as well. Together they raised three children who used the swinging bridge to walk to St. John’s School and church in Brunswick.
My wife, Lucy (Evans & Yvonne’s oldest daughter), and I now live in her Mom & Dad’s home. We love having the swinging bridge there to afford us easy walks into Brunswick for business, pleasure and exercise. The bridge, along with the Brunswick-Topsham Androscoggin Riverwalk, is a true asset of our Topsham Heights neighborhood. I see people young and old using the bridge every day.
Evans & Yvonne have two commemorative bricks installed in the Topsham walkway. I look at them with pride every time I pass over the bridge. My wife & I, our two children and all of our Grandchildren also have bricks in the walkway. It’s a blessed place for us to gather!