On its way up: Scenes from stage construction at the Bangor Waterfront

Posted May 07, 2013, at 5:26 a.m.
Crews work on assembling the stage at the Bangor Waterfront Friday.
Crews work on assembling the stage at the Bangor Waterfront Friday. Buy Photo
Crews work on assembling the stage at the Bangor Waterfront Friday.
Crews work on assembling the stage at the Bangor Waterfront Friday. Buy Photo
Crews work on assembling the stage at the Bangor Waterfront Friday.
Crews work on assembling the stage at the Bangor Waterfront Friday. Buy Photo
Crews work on assembling the stage at the Bangor Waterfront Friday.
Crews work on assembling the stage at the Bangor Waterfront Friday. Buy Photo
Tim Gontarz snaps a picture of the Darling's waterfront pavilion stage on Monday, May 6, 2013.
Tim Gontarz snaps a picture of the Darling's waterfront pavilion stage on Monday, May 6, 2013. Buy Photo
The Darling's waterfront pavilion stage situated in downtown Bangor was near completion on Monday, May 6, 2013.
The Darling's waterfront pavilion stage situated in downtown Bangor was near completion on Monday, May 6, 2013. Buy Photo
The Darling's waterfront pavilion stage situated in downtown Bangor was near completion on Monday, May 6, 2013.
The Darling's waterfront pavilion stage situated in downtown Bangor was near completion on Monday, May 6, 2013. Buy Photo
A construction worker works among the scaffolding at the Darling's waterfront pavilion stage on Monday, May 6, 2013.
A construction worker works among the scaffolding at the Darling's waterfront pavilion stage on Monday, May 6, 2013. Buy Photo
Construction workers work to construct the Darling's waterfront pavilion stage on Monday, May 6, 2013.
Construction workers work to construct the Darling's waterfront pavilion stage on Monday, May 6, 2013. Buy Photo
Construction workers work to construct the Darling waterfront pavilion stage on Monday, May 6, 2013.
Construction workers work to construct the Darling waterfront pavilion stage on Monday, May 6, 2013. Buy Photo
The Darling's waterfront pavilion stage near completion on Monday, May 6, 2013.
The Darling's waterfront pavilion stage near completion on Monday, May 6, 2013. Buy Photo
Construction workers work on top of the Darling waterfront pavilion stage on Monday, May 6, 2013.
Construction workers work on top of the Darling waterfront pavilion stage on Monday, May 6, 2013. Buy Photo
The view of the Bangor Waterfront with the newly erected stage on Monday.
The view of the Bangor Waterfront with the newly erected stage on Monday. Buy Photo

With the Waterfront Concert Series set to start in Bangor, stage construction has brought massive cranes, rolls of new turf and construction workers dangling in mid-air from as high as 69 feet. It took about 16 tractor-trailers to deliver the stage, which can hold more than 200,000 pounds.

At any given time, up to 55 workers worked to build the stage. According to Waterfront Concerts promoter Alex Gray, construction will be finished as early as Tuesday, with the possibility of work being wrapped up mid-Wednesday.

This year, thousands of concert-goers will have the opportunity to hear music by Sting, Phish, Kenny Chesney and more. The 2013 opener is Motley Crue, who will perform May 16.

BDN photographers Gabor Degre and Carter McCall went out during construction to photograph the striking scene.

 

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