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One of several major waterfalls on the Androscoggin River flows through downtown Rumford on Monday afternoon, January 28, 2019. Photo by Russ Dillingham for the Sun Journal. The bridge in the background is the Morse Bridge, a steel through arch bridge built in 1935 … Continue reading