News Release for January 7, 2010

For more Information:
Paul Merrill, Public Information Officer - 207-624-3355 or 207-215-9297


Free Black Bridge In Brunswick To Close for two days

On Monday, January 11, and Tuesday, January 12, the Free Black Bridge will be closed between 6:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. in order for MaineDOT crews to inspect the bridge and replace two structural hangers. The Free Black Bridge carries one lane of traffic and the Lewiston Lower Road rail line over the Androscoggin River between Topsham and Brunswick.

Crews will be using an underbridge crane to inspect the bridge. Crews will also remove and replace two damaged support hangers on the bridge. Motorists are encouraged to use the Frank J. Wood Bridge while the Free Black Bridge is closed.