Project Description

The Maine Department of Transportation awarded Reed & Reed the contract to replace the aging, obsolete Frank J. Wood bridge between the towns of Brunswick and Topsham, Maine.  The existing 3-span through truss bridge was originally opened in 1932.  It will remain in service during construction of the new bridge which will be located just upstream.

The new bridge will be a 4-span steel plate girder and concrete structure. Designed to last for at least 100 years, the new bridge will have sidewalks on both sides (including pedestrian viewing bump-outs), wider shoulders on both sides, parks on both ends, special railings, lighting and other design details.  It will offer unobstructed views of the natural and architectural features of the surrounding Pejepscot Falls site.

Work began in June of 2023 with the construction of a temporary work trestle to access the three river piers.   The new bridge abutments will be located adjacent to the existing abutments with slight alignments adjustments to the roadways on each end.

The new bridge is scheduled to open to traffic in October 2025.  Following completion of the new bridge Reed & Reed will demolish the existing bridge and complete work on the site improvements in both Brunswick and Topsham.

Location:             Brunswick/Topsham, Maine
Owner:                 Maine Department of Transportation
Completion:        November 2026

Cost:                      $49.9 Million
Contractor:         REED & REED, Inc.