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Changes coming to nearly 40-year-old Bangor footbridge

Starting on Tuesday, May 26, 14th Street will be partially closed to thru traffic in...
Starting on Tuesday, May 26, 14th Street will be partially closed to thru traffic in Bettendorf. City officials say this is expected to last for three weeks and will be between Central Avenue and Mississippi Boulevard. The closure will be for water main replacement work. (MGN)(KWQC)
Published: Jun. 8, 2020 at 11:42 PM EDT
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Changes are coming soon to a nearly 40-year-old Bangor footbridge.

The Willard Orr Bridge is over the Kenduskeag and is now closed for construction.

Bangor City Councilors unanimously awarded a contract Monday night to Devoe Construction to replace the bridge.

It was built around 1980.

Bangor's City Engineer says the bridge, as it stands now, is about 20 feet wide.

The new one would be narrower, about 12 feet wide.

The estimated price tag is about $1,275,000

We're told the company could have the project done by this season.

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Posted by City of Bangor, Maine - City Hall on Monday, June 8, 2020