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Maine Bridges

State Law defines the responsibilities for bridge maintenance and capital improvements for all public bridges, minor spans, and smaller structures. The following tables provide a simplified description of those responsibilities:

 

Bridges

 
Capitol Improvements
Maintenance
State Highway
S
S
State Aid Highway
S
S
Town Way
S
S

 

Minor Spans

 
Capitol Improvements
Maintenance
State Highway
S
S
State Aid Highway
S
S
Town Way
M
M

 

Culvert

 
Capitol Improvements
Maintenance
State Highway
S*
S*
State Aid Highway
S*
S*
Town Way
M
M



Low Use Redundant Bridg
e

 
Capitol Improvements
Maintenance
State Highway
N/A
N/A
State Aid Highway
N/A
N/A
Town Way
S + M**
M

 

M = Municipality Responsibility

S = State Responsibility (MaineDOT)

* = Municipal Responsibility if inside urban compact area

** = Municipality pays lesser of 50% of cost, or 1% of property valuation and state pays remaining balance

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This page last updated on 3/15/13

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