Footbridge work as seen from the seabed


Thu, 03/16/2023 – 11:15am
Dedicated professional photographer Jim Fossett slipped on a pair of chest waders and, at low tide, strolled along the seabed and took these photographs of the work being done on the Boothbay Harbor footbridge on Monday, March 13.

Fossett, who grew up with a daily view of the footbridge from his family’s Atlantic Avenue home, said he knew the lay of the seabed so he didn’t fear getting stuck in the mud!

Fuller Marine is rebuilding the bridge and, despite the recent storms, work is progressing.


Side Note: Luther Maddocks (1845 – 1932) a Resident of the Boothbay Region built the footbridge in only 11 days! After developing the specifications for building the bridge, and developing the contract for erecting the footbridge. When no contractor would undertake to build the footbridge he offered to build it himself, completed July of 1901. He accomplished this amazing feat in mere days at almost no cost to the town and at a significant sacrifice of his time, talent & treasure. This beautiful footbridge connects the east and west sides of the harbor and makes for perfect viewing for boats and fireworks. Improvements to the bridge are currently underway.