Thompson Bridge parts’ arrival closes roads temporarily

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 1:45pm

Parts arriving for the Thompson Bridge project required road closures from the Boothbay roundabout down Lakeside Drive to Southport May 14. The parts were the first of two shipments to Southport coming all the way from J.P. Carrera & Son of Middlebury, Vermont. 

“They are 56 tons apiece. There will be four delivered today and four next Wednesday (May 20),” said Southport Selectman Gerry Gamage. “These are stringers for the span and they are 97 feet long.”

The trucks pulling the concrete and rebar stringers had a detached rear set of wheels, leaving some of the load overhanging the pavement. This made for an interesting maneuver through Common Drive, clockwise through the roundabout and onto Corey Lane.