Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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By Gillian Graham firstname.lastname@example.org
YORK — Sewall's Bridge over the York River will be closed for a year starting Tuesday.
Crews will spend the next year replacing the bridge, which has reached the end of its service life, according to the Maine Department of Transportation. The project is expected to cost $3.37 million.
The new bridge will replicate the features of the existing structure using composite materials to extend its life span. A 30-foot navigational channel opening will accommodate marine traffic. The new bridge will be 251 feet long.
Signs will direct motorists to a 4-mile detour route. The bridge project will be done by Reed and Reed Inc. of Woolwich.