$11M Federal Grant will Fund Several Bridge Replacements

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WABI) - The Maine Department of Transportation will replace three bridges in Piscataquis and Penobscot Counties thanks to a nearly $11 million federal grant.

The Mattawamkeag Bridge in Mattawamkeag, Pleasant River Bridge in Milo and West Branch Bridge in T3 Indian Purchase Township are all going be replaced.

Officials identified the three as being structurally deficient, in a fracture-critical state, or both.

The D-O-T says they want to replace the bridges before they fall into complete disrepair and have negative effects on the region's infrastructure and economy.