Sarah Orne Jewett House

Salmon Falls Bridge

This bridge over the Salmon Falls River connects the towns of South Berwick, Maine, and Rollinsford, New Hampshire, and was the third bridge constructed here by the Boston & Maine Railroad. The railroad company had built two others previously; the first, constructed in 1848, was destroyed in an arson fire. This bridge was built in the 1880’s.

The bridge is nearby to the Salmon Falls Mills. Once producing woolens, the mills were decimated by fire in 1834, then about ten years later rebuilt for a cotton mill. Salmon Falls Mill was prosperous into the twentieth century and gave employment to Irish, French-Canadian, Italian, and Greek immigrants.

The mill still stands today, housing artist studios.