Maine Public Bridges Inventory
Find important information about MaineDOT's bridge inventory including conditions, postings and inspection processes.
Find a Bridge
View bridge information by selecting a town/city below and pressing the "Go" Button.
If any questions or issues with the search tool below, please contact the Bridge Management section at 207-624-3300.
Current Bridge Law
The current bridge law primarily defines the responsibilities for bridge maintenance and capital improvements for all public bridges, minor spans, and smaller structures.
- Current Maine Bridge Law Under 23 MRSA Chapter 9, Subchapter 4-A
- Simplified Description of Bridge Responsibilities (PDF)
- 2019 Fact Sheet on Current Bridge Policies and Laws (PDF)
- 2001 Letter to All Towns/Cities from Commissioner About Law Change (PDF)
Capital Improvements of Local Bridges
Bridges in the MaineDOT Work Plan are bridges funded for improvements in the following two years.
MaineDOT biennially prepares a prioritized list of bridges eligible for replacement or improvement, based on available funding and a professional review team’s recommendations. A bridge that is in a current work plan normally requires about two years to complete the preliminary engineering and secure any and all permits, along with property acquisition and/or easements. Construction may take up to two years. In an emergency, the Commissioner of MaineDOT may initiate any bridge capital improvement.
Technical Assistance from MaineDOT
Upon request by a municipality, the Department shall provide limited technical advice regarding repair and capital improvement options without assuming any cost of or liability to the municipality. This assistance can be obtained by contacting the Bridge Maintenance Office in Augusta at (207) 624-3580.
The advice may be for temporary or permanent repairs, reinforcement, or reconstruction by the municipality. It may also include recommendations, suggestions, methods of accomplishing the work, and sketches. The Bridge Maintenance section cannot provide complete plans. In addition to this advice, some field guidance may be available either from the Augusta Bridge Maintenance Office or from the local Regional Bridge Maintenance Manager, depending on the type of advice needed.