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Aerial photo of Martin's Point bridge
Aerial photo of new Martin's Point Bridge. (click image to enlarge)

Martin's Point Bridge Replacement Project Website

The Martin's Point Bridge, joining the Town of Falmouth and the City of Portland on US Route 1 along Maine's southern coast, is being replaced. Construction is nearly complete with the new bridge open to vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle traffic. Construction is ongoing with the old bridge being removed and the roadway approaches nearly complete.

This $23.5 million MaineDOT Design-Build project was designed by VHB-Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. and built CPM Constructors of Freeport, Maine. VHB's Maine Office is in South Portland.

Before the project was developed and awarded to the CPM/VHB Team, MaineDOT worked with a local Advisory Committee in a Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) process. This was a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach that involves all stakeholders in providing a transportation facility that fits its setting. The committee expectations were that the new bridge design address the multimodal needs of the region while visually complementing the bridge's environmental setting.

Based on this, MaineDOT approved the CPM/VHB Design-Build Team's project with a structure that embodies a balanced design that unifies cost-effective concrete bridge construction with simple, smooth and consistent forms, permitting the bridge to blend into its natural environment and surroundings. The Design-Build Team's intensive focus on eliminating clutter results in a light, clean, and open look throughout the structure. The shadow created by the deck overhang, as well as the natural contour of the beams, reduced the perceived structure depth and conveys a trim, tactile quality to the bridge as it reaches up and over Casco Bay.

For more information and questions, please contact Carol Morris, Public Outreach and Information on the project, at cmorris@morriscomm.net or 207-329-6502.

 
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