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Historic Bridges Available For Adaptive Reuse

Prior to dismantling, Federal law requires MaineDOT and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to first offer the historic bridge to any group that could legally take possession of the bridge and maintain it at a new location, provided the group assumes all future legal and financial liability. Costs to induce acceptance of the offer of donation may not exceed the cost to dismantle the bridge. FHWA, the Maine State Historic Preservation Officer and MaineDOT will work jointly to determine the most appropriate use of the existing bridges from any proposals received.

If the bridges are transferred to another party, the transfer deed may include preservation covenants that require the new owner to preserve and maintain the bridge in accordance with established standards for historic bridges.

Interested parties may contact David Gardner at the following  address or email:

  • Postal Address: Maine Department of Transportation, Environmental Office
    16 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333
  • E-mail Contact: MaineDOT Environmental Office

Bridges Available for Adaptive reuse

  • There are no bridges available at this time.


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This page last updated on 9/5/14