Stanley Brook Bridge in Mount Desert to close for 35 days

Posted Sept. 13, 2011, at 7:47 p.m.
Last modified Sept. 13, 2011, at 8:15 p.m.

MOUNT DESERT, Maine — Motorists traveling to Acadia National Park need to be aware that a bridge on Stanley Brook Road in Seal Harbor will be closed for about 35 days beginning on Monday, Sept. 19.

During that time crews with the Maine Department of Transportation will be replacing the nearly 60-year-old Stanley Brook Bridge.

During the closure, motorists will be detoured to a route that includes Stanley Brook Road and Jordan Pond Road, according to a press release issued Tuesday by MDOT.

“Motorists towing large RVs need to be aware that there are several low clearance bridges along the detour route,” the release states.

Once the new bridge is in place and open, crews will continue to work in the area paving the approaches to the bridge. Final paving is expected to take place in the spring of 2012.

The Stanley Brook Bridge is located on Peabody Drive (Route 3) across from the beach in Seal Harbor. The steel girder bridge was built in 1953.

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