New Previous City bridge might use Brewer firm’s progressive know-how

OLD TOWN, Maine — The Maine Division of Transportation might use progressive building supplies designed to final greater than 100 years when it replaces a deteriorating bridge in Previous City subsequent 12 months.

The Maine DOT plans to put in a short lived, two-way bridge forward of changing the Llewellyn G. Estes Memorial Bridge in 2024, division spokesperson Paul Merrill mentioned. The design group is exploring using GBeams from Brewer-based producer Superior Infrastructure Applied sciences, that are fiber-reinforced polymer bridge beams, he mentioned.

The bridge is greater than 70 years outdated and thought of structurally poor. When it closed for a part of a day earlier this month as a result of a utility pole leaning over the bridge brought about security considerations, space residents questioned if the alternative mission date would transfer up.