A deadly crash blocked the one street out of a Maine island city for hours

A deadly motorbike crash Sunday highlighted a hazard that’s been dealing with drivers in Stonington and Deer Isle this summer season.

Native officers within the two cities have expressed concern for years in regards to the vulnerability of the low-lying causeway that connects Little Deer Isle to the primary island and the suspension bridge that arcs over Eggemoggin Attain, connecting Little Deer Isle to the mainland.

Local weather change might render the causeway unusable from storm harm or sea stage rise, whereas a catastrophic failure on the bridge — both pure or human-caused — might have penalties that final months and even years.