The Trestle Bridge

Pam Weeks


The title track of my mountain dulcimer album, The Trestle Bridge runs between Lewiston and Auburn (in Maine) over the Androscoggin River. Now a pedestrian bridge, it was originally a railroad bridge also used in the 1800's by the mill workers who walked to work each morning. My band, Scrod Pudding played several years for contradancing on the bridge during the Great Falls Balloon Festival. Our last waltz was timed with the evening balloon launching. A very romantic image of couples waltzing on the bridge with balloons floating all around them was in my memory as I wrote this tune. In the background I can still hear the great "WHOOSH!" of the propane generators pumping hot air into the balloons so they could fly!


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