The Naples Maine Swing Bridge on The Causeway

 

 

The swing bridge on the Causeway on Rt. 302 in Naples Maine has been replaced.with a fixed span bridge. The new bridge prevents larger boats like the Songo River Queen II from navigation from Long Lake to Brandy Pond. Brandy Pond is the only access point for the Songo River Queen II to enter the Songo River to make the journey up the river and into the historic Songo lock. The new bridge also prevents other large, privately owned boats from going under the Causeway bridge. The bridge replacement will also affect many other local businesses.

 

The loss of the swing bridge is a historical loss to the town of Naples, the state of Maine and its residents as well as visitors to the area. While traffic flow will be improved on Rt. 302, many residents and visitors will miss the Causeway swing bridge.

 

We have created this site as a way of remembering the bridge and everyone's efforts to save it...

 

The swing bridge on the Causeway in Naples Maine

July 24, 2011

 

Construction of the new bridge

July 24, 2011

 

The Songo River swing bridge near the Songo Lock,

viewed from the Songo River Queen II

July 24, 2011

 

The Songo River swing bridge near the Songo Lock

July 24, 2011

 

Entering the historic Songo Lock aboard the Songo River Queen II

July 24, 2011

 

 

Saving The Naples (Maine) Swing Bridge from Bill Severance on Vimeo.

 

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