DOT to look at crumbling bridge over Weskeag
South Thomaston — Representatives of the Maine Department of Transportation plan to inspect the bridge on Route 73 over the Weskeag River this week to determine the extent of needed repairs.
South Thomaston Code Officer Larry Terrio made a report on the bridge to members of the planning board June 21.
“They will come some time in the morning and let me know when they are here,” Terrio said of the DOT representatives.
The bridge is badly in need of new concrete, he said, adding that the bridge should be repaired with marine concrete that will withstand salt water.
“The concrete is going and the metal rebars are showing,” he said.
Terrio said he does not know when the bridge was built but estimates it was constructed in the mid-1950s.
"It's been repaired twice," he said.
The bridge is subject to tides flowing both ways, he said. “It never stops,” he said of the flow.