Wall falls in Acadia National Park, forces closure of road

Posted April 18, 2012, at 3:31 p.m.
Last modified April 18, 2012, at 5:19 p.m.

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BAR HARBOR, Maine — A retaining wall approximately 10 feet high and 20 feet wide that supports part of the Duck Brook Road in Acadia National Park collapsed on Wednesday, according to Keith Johnston of Acadia National Park.

Johnston said the supporting wall fell about 200 yards north of the Duck Brook Bridge, forcing the road to be closed from the bridge north and then east to where the road meets the park portion of West Street Extension.

Barriers will be placed at both ends of the section of closed road, allowing pedestrians and bicyclists to pass through.

Johnston said he doesn’t believe funding exists to complete repairs and the road will remain closed indefinitely.

CORRECTION:

An earlier version of this story contained an error. The wall helped hold up part of Duck Brook Road and fell away into the vegetation below the road not on the road.

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