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Back Cove Bridge : Tukey's Bridge

By Chris and Ezra  
   
    Back Cove Bridge was built because Portland citizens banded together to build a bridge crossing from the East End to Falmouth. First Portland asked Massachusetts to help build the bridge, and when Massachusetts refused to help, Portland citizens built it on their own. The Back Cove Bridge is also known by the name Tukey's Bridge. It is named for one of its toll collectors, Lemuel Tukey.
    
    Tukey's Bridge is a large part of Portland's history, and it should be part of Portland's Colonial Trail because it represents what Portland citizens accomplished when they banded together. That is certainly  reason enough for Back Cove Bridge to be part of Portland's Colonial Trail.




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