News Release for May 24, 2013

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


Meeting to Discuss Black Free Bridge

Topsham – A public meeting to discuss the future of the Black Free Bridge will be held on Wednesday, May 29th at the Topsham Town Office from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The town office is located at 100 Main Street in Topsham.

The Black Free Bridge, spanning the Androscoggin River, was closed in April of 2011. Officials from the MaineDOT will be on hand to report on the inspection results, tentative plans and other options moving forward.

In April of 2011, a vehicle collision with the bridge rail revealed the structural inadequacy of the rail system and its overall deteriorated condition, prompting its closure.