New Veterans Memorial Bridge Dedicated
The new $65 million Veterans Memorial Bridge has opened and features bridge and landscape elements honoring the men and women of our Armed Services, designed by Mark Johnson, SMRT landscape architect.
The 1600 foot long bridge connects Portland and South Portland, Maine, accommodating more than 22,000 cars per day. In addition, the bridge also provides safe passage for pedestrians and cyclists on a twelve foot wide dedicated lane, featuring scenic overlooks across the Fore River.
Ensuring that our Nation's Veterans were visibly honored was a priority. Among the elements paying homage to our military: a plaza on the Portland end of the bridge features a wall with bronze plaques denoting each service branch, as well as a prominent flag display.