The Thomaston and Cushing boards of selectmen will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the new Wadsworth Street Bridge Wednesday, Oct. 5,  in conjunction with Maine Department of Transportation.

MDOT Commissioner David Bernhardt will emcee the event, which will be held at 1 p.m. at the center of the new bridge.

Margaret McCrea and Anne Guild from the Thomaston and Cushing Historical Societies will give a historical overview of the old and new bridges.

Scheduled to speak at the event are State Representative Chuck Kruger, Sen. David Miramant, and Select Board Chairmen Greg Hamlin of Thomaston and Alton Grover of Cushing. The Rev. Peter Jenks and the Rev. Vanessa Winters will bless the bridge.

The cutting of the ribbon will be executed by Thomaston resident and historic boat builder Raymond Wallace. Immediately following the ribbon-cutting there will be a volley of shots discharged across the new bridge by David Martucci and William Wasson, in period dress of the Revolutionary and French and Indian Wars.

Bernhardt, accompanied by municipal officials and citizens from Thomaston and Cushing, will cross the bridge, from the Cushing side, in historic motor cars, circa 1928, provided by the Owls Head Transportation Museum and Wayne “Beaver” Stinson and Toby Stinson.