FRANKLIN – There are thousands of bridges in the state, some dating back almost a 100 years.
Officials are concerned whether or not they handle modern day demands.
One of those bridges is the Card Mill Stream Bridge located in Franklin.
Maine’s DOT is teaming up with students from the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Centers to evaluate five bridges around the state to see whether or not they can remain in service. It not only tests the capacity and lifespan of bridges but will help Maine’s dDOT budget for infrastructure replacement and improvements.
Bridges that pass the test will reduce costs for the state.