A new film ‘Stackpole Bridge: The Story in the Stone,’ chronicles efforts to save a 19th century stone arch bridge in Saco. It will premiere at Dyer Library in Saco on Oct. 2. COURTESY PHOTO/William Oleszcuk

SACO — The local premiere of a historic preservation documentary film will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at Saco’s Dyer Library in the Deering Room.

A Saco Community Film: “Stackpole Bridge: The Story in the Stone” was created by New directions Media.

From the film’s DVD cover: “When city councilors in Saco, Maine, voted in 2007 to tear down and replace a rare 19th century stone arch bridge, local residents quickly organized a campaign to save the beloved structure. Little did they know their efforts to save Stackpole Bridge, ‘Maine’s oldest bridge on a public roadway,’ would require a sustained eight-year effort, leading them through a maze of politics, community soul-searching, and monetary wrangling.”

In “Stackpole Bridge: The Story in the Stone,” New Directions Media creates an insightful documentary focused on rural historic preservation and the unique grass roots effort that required deep reservoirs of faith, collaboration, and resilience — and, ultimately, a spirit of compromise.”