Bangor's Ohio St. Bridge set to be replaced starting next week
A busy Bangor bridge is about to get replaced.
Demolition starts next week on the Ohio Street Bridge that goes over I-95.
The bridge is about 60 years old and at the end of its life-span.
Maine DOT is using new technology designed to save money over the long run.
"We're putting in some new non-corrosive materials that will hopefully limit the amount of long-term maintenance we'll have to do in the decades moving forward," said DOT Public Information Officer Paul Merrill. "We're also increasing the clearance for interstate traffic by about a foot and a half, so that'll be a new feature."
The bridge is expected to be open in September.
For alternate routes, go to MaineDOT.gov.