Bakery Bridge reconstruction completion set for May 25

Project is expected to be finished on time
By Susan Mustapich | May 09, 2017
Photo by: Susan Mustapich Bakery Bridge reconstruction in nearing completion.

CAMDEN — The completion date for Bakery Bridge reconstruction in downtown Camden is on schedule and set for Thursday, May 25.

The Bakery Bridge is located at the intersection of Washington and Mechanic streets.

When the bridge reopens, the intersection will change from a three-way stop, to a four-way stop, according to Camden Police Chief Randy Gagne. A stop sign will be added to the end of Washington Street adjacent to the Knox Mill.

The Maine Department of Transportation is clearing off its staging area at 116 Washington St. this week, in preparation for the opening of the Camden Farmers' Market there on Saturday, May 13, according to Camden Community Development Director Karen Brace.

Some of DOT's equipment will remain on the Washington Street property for a few more weeks, but will be moved out of the way of the farmers' market and cordoned off, Brace said.

The $1.3 million project involved removal of the existing concrete bridge and construction of a new bridge. The project consisted of bridge superstructure replacement with rehabilitation of existing abutments.

The performance-based contract guarantees completion of the project and reopening of Washington Street to two-way traffic at the end of May.

Courier Publications reporter Susan Mustapich can be reached at 236-8511 or by email at smustapich@villagesoup.com.

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