BREWER – New statistics show that 15-percent of Maine bridges have some level of structural deficiency.
The group, trip, released the report this week and are now calling for increased funding for bridge maintenance. They say, the Ohio Street, Interstate 95 overpass is “critically structurally deficient”. It is scheduled for replacement in 2017.
The report found, the Stillwater Avenue bridge, which crosses the south channel of the Stillwater River in Old Town, is in poor condition. Its scheduled to be replaced in 2018.
A recent Maine Department of Transportation report, reveals under current funding levels. The number of bridges in poor condition will triple by 2021.