Reed & Reed was awarded a $49.9 million contract by Maine Department of Transportation to replace the aging, obsolete Frank J. Wood bridge between the towns of Brunswick and Topsham, Maine. The existing 3-span through truss bridge 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 with notable aesthetic features and site improvements on each end.
Work is set to begin in June with 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 after which Reed & Reed will demolish the existing bridge and compete work on the site improvements in both Brunswick and Topsham.