BLUE HILL—Bids for the replacement of the Falls Bridge, located on Falls Bridge Road, Route 175, are scheduled to go out on October 13, according to Paul Merrill, the public information officer for the Maine Department of Transportation.
Construction of the estimated $10.5 million replacement bridge is scheduled to begin in the early spring of 2022 and is expected to continue through the spring of 2024, Merrill explained in an August 24 email to The Packet. He added that as the project moves forward, construction schedules and related information will be updated as needed.
The concrete bridge, officially named the Stevens Bridge when built-in 1926, is one of two historic rainbow arch bridges remaining in Maine, according to historicbridges.org. The 114-foot bridge spans the Salt Pond tidal basin.
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Holly Eaton announces candidacy for House District 15
DEER ISLE—Holly Eaton has announced her candidacy to represent House District 15 in the Maine House of Representatives, which includes Southwest Harbor, Tremont, Frenchboro, Swan’s Island, Isle au Haut, Brooklin, Deer Isle, Stonington and Vinalhaven, according to a press release.
Two from Ellsworth nominated for open Senate seat
McDonald opts out of race for family, law school
St. Valentine's show features artists from around the Peninsula and Island
BLUE HILL—The Cynthia Winings Gallery hosted its eighth annual Midwinter St. Valentine’s Day Show on Friday, February 11. The show was well attended, according to a press release, and visitors were greeted with an inviting candle-lit path through the snow.
Blue Hill's Elliott Architects wins design awards
PORTLAND, Conn.—Your Modern Cottage, a home design website for modern living, recognized the best of the best in its inaugural Design Awards Competition, among them Elliott Architects of Blue Hill, according to a press release.
2021 lobster harvest the most valuable in the history of the fishery
75% increase over 2020
Wilson Museum celebrates Bowdoin's centennial
Join the Wilson Museum in celebrating the centennial of Maine Maritime Academy’s schooner Bowdoin, the official vessel of the State of Maine, at programs that revisit Donald MacMillan’s Arctic explorations and delve into the art of shipsmithing.
GSA announces new staffas school resumes
A total of seven new members have been added to the staff of George Stevens Academy, according to a press release issued by the private nonprofit high school. The new staff include faculty and administrative personnel.
Falls Bridge construction project scheduled
Project estimated at $10.5 million
Women's Skillet Toss
Intercontinental & Greater Hancock County Championship Saturday, September 4 , 3:30 p.m., Grandstand Track
The Largest Pumpkin or Squash Contest
Judging Friday, 1 p.m., Exhibition Hall