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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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
Wild blueberry pie and muffin baking contest
Enter Saturday before noon, judging 1 p.m., Exhibition Hall
Hundreds attend Blue Hill Maritime Heritage Festival
BLUE HILL—More than 300 visitors braved the heat and oppressive humidity preceding Tropical Storm Henri on Saturday, August 21, to attend the Blue Hill Maritime Heritage Festival.
Snow's Cove Road reopens to traffic
Fishway passage restored
Farm animals shine at the Fair
Sheep, oxen, horses and more
Exhibition Hall offers glimpse into farming life
New to the Exhibition Hall this year: the Flower Show!