Media Advisory: New Bridge to Officially Open Connecting Richmond and Dresden

December 4, 2014

For Immediate Release: Thursday, December 04, 2014
Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531

Governor Paul R. LePage will attend and deliver remarks at a special ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Maine Kennebec Bridge spanning the Kennebec River connecting Richmond and Dresden. The Friday morning ceremony will include speakers Senator Susan Collins, acting administrator for the Federal Highway Administration Greg Nadeau, Department of Transportation commissioner David Bernhardt and Reed & Reed CEO Jack Parker.

The bridge will officially open to traffic in the afternoon of Friday, December 5.

The presentation also includes, the American Legion Color Guard, which will perform the National Anthem and students from the Marcia Buker Elementary School, Dresden Elementary School and Richmond High School Band performing various musical numbers.

Following the ribbon cutting ceremony there will be a reception at the Pownalborough Community Center in Dresden.

When: 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 5

Where: On the new bridge on Route 197 between Richmond and Dresden