DOT?Bans Heavy Trucks on Maine's Frank J. Wood Bridge

State transportation officials downgraded the condition of the bridge’s deck and superstructure from fair to poor following a June inspection and a subsequent follow-up review.

Thu September 22, 2016 - Northeast Edition #19
Construction Equipment Guide


DOT officials say the “Green Bridge” has an average daily traffic count of 19,256 vehicles.
DOT officials say the “Green Bridge” has an average daily traffic count of 19,256 vehicles.

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) Heavy trucks will be barred from using a bridge linking Brunswick and Topsham over top of the Androscoggin River after inspections revealed the rapid deterioration of structural steel.

The Maine Department of Transportation announced that a 25-ton limit will be posted on the Frank J. Wood Bridge.

State transportation officials downgraded the condition of the bridge's deck and superstructure from fair to poor following a June inspection and a subsequent follow-up review.

Tractor-trailers will now be detoured east on U.S. Route 1 to the Brunswick-Topsham Bypass, where drivers can cross the Androscoggin via state Route 196.

DOT officials say the “Green Bridge” has an average daily traffic count of 19,256 vehicles. Of that figure, about 5 percent are commercial trucks.




Today's top stories

Construction Associations Consider Generic COVID Workplace Guidance Redundant, Impractical

Unprecedented Snowstorm Temporarily Shuts Down Lone Star State

Charter Oak Bridge Project Set to Bring Congestion Relief for Connecticut's Capitol Region

Crews Working to Complete $99M Orange County Upgrade

LiuGong North America Launches 9018F Mini-Excavator

Bobcat Partners With PBR World Champion Jess Lockwood

Officials Favor New Chesapeake Bridge at Existing Maryland Crossing

Novant Health to Build $222M Critical Care Tower in Winston-Salem, N.C.


 






ceg-logo ceg-logo ceg-logo ceg-logo ceg-logo