Uncle Tim’s Bridge

Cross the tidal creek to circle the little island.

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Uncle Tim’s Bridge dates to 1844 and was informally called “the bridge over Duck Pond.” Somewhere along the way, a local named Tim Daniels (who encouraged people to call him Uncle Tim), who provided supplies for ships docking nearby, became associated with the bridge. He died in 1893, but it wasn’t until the 1940s that people started referring to it as Uncle Tim’s Bridge.

The story is one of many, but seems to have the strongest thread of corroborating facts attached to it.

It’s one of the most-photographed structures in Wellfleet, and once you cross it you’ll know why.

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East Commercial Street

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