Frank J. Wood Bridge Replacement Project

The Maine Department of Transportation is replacing the Frank J. Wood Bridge, which carries Route 201 over the Androscoggin River between Brunswick and Topsham.

The replacement bridge will improve safety and reliability for the surrounding communities. The new bridge will be located on a curved upstream alignment and will feature enhancements requested by a local design advisory committee. Designed to last for at least 100 years, the new bridge will have sidewalks on both sides (including pedestrian viewing bump-outs), wider shoulders on both sides, parks on both ends, special railings, lighting and other design details, and unobstructed views of the natural and architectural features of the surrounding Pejepscot Falls site.

Subject to inspections and restrictions of the existing bridge, the new bridge project is not expected to have any significant impacts to motorists until 2025. If the work proceeds as planned, all work associated with the construction contract is scheduled to be finished in late 2026, but the new bridge is expected to be open to traffic earlier than that.

The contractor on this project is Reed & Reed, Inc. of Woolwich. The construction contract amount is $49.9 million.