BDN cites UMaine role in Old Town bridge project

The Bangor Daily News reported that the Maine Department of Transportation will use the University of Maine’s bridge composite technology to replace the Llewellyn Estes Memorial Bridge after rejecting all the bids it received for being too expensive. A bridge that carried Route 1A over Souadabscook Stream in Hampden that opened in late 2020 was the first of its kind to make use of a composite girder system developed by researchers at UMaine in partnership with the Brewer company Advanced Infrastructure Technologies. The Department of Transportation expects the construction phase for the Old Town bridge under this new process to begin in 2024.