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Repair work underway on Camden's West Dam

By Susan Mustapich | Oct 06, 2020
Courtesy of: town of Camden The plastic membrane installed at the West Dam by Cavanaugh Marine is called a bladder dam, and facilitates repairs.

CAMDEN — A planned repair to the West Dam in Camden is taking place the week of Oct. 5.

Cavanagh Marine, of Rhode Island, is replacing I beams and a failing gate on the dam.

The company was originally scheduled to repair the dam in April, but this was delayed due to requirements at that time, that anyone traveling to Maine from another state self-quarantine for 14 days. The state of Rhode Island also had a similar quarantine rule, so Cavanagh's employees would have faced 28 days of quarantine if they had traveled to Maine.

Cavanagh's bid of $103,150 for the repair was approved by the Select Board in November 2019. The Select Board also approved contingency funds up to $110,000.

The old gate on the West Dam in Camden is being replaced by Cavanagh Marine of Rhode Island. (Courtesy of: town of Camden)
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