Monthly Archives: May 2016

The Historic Wiseman Bridge

This past April, the historic Wiseman Bridge, which spans 72 feet across the canal at Chestnut Street in Lewiston, was closed for $52,000 in scheduled maintenance. According to the National Bridge Inventory Data Sheet submitted by the Maine Department of Transportation in 2011, Wiseman Bridge is extremely rare, one of only three known remaining reinforced-concrete, […]

Exploring the history of Mount David & Davis Cemetery

Today, there are many physical remnants of early Lewiston, but few¬†as reverently preserved as Davis Cemetery, which stands on a rounded corner of Sabattus Street near Bates College. A darkly etched tombstone in the center of the cemetery states: “Amos Davis 1741-1815 … This ground was given by him to this town for a burial […]