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New Veterans Memorial Bridge Dedicated

Cyclists can now travel safely between the two cities. $1.2 million will fund further improvements to connect Main Street, South Portland. First Lady Ann LePage, with Veterans and Portland's Mayor Mike Brennan looking on, cuts the ribbon to open the new Maine Veterans Memorial bridge.  Mark Johnson, ASLA, CLARB, LEED AP, provided landscape architecture services - including pedestrian overlooks, the plaza honoring Veterans and plantings. Speakers dedicate the new Veterans Memorial Bridge connecting Portland and South Portland, Maine. The plaza honoring American military branches. The original bridge, built following the Korean conflict, didn't include a visible memorial to our nation's troops.

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. 

Cyclists can now travel safely between the two cities. $1.2 million will fund further improvements to connect Main Street, South Portland. First Lady Ann LePage, with Veterans and Portland's Mayor Mike Brennan looking on, cuts the ribbon to open the new Maine Veterans Memorial bridge. Mark Johnson, ASLA, CLARB, LEED AP, provided landscape architecture services - including pedestrian overlooks, the plaza honoring Veterans and plantings. Speakers dedicate the new Veterans Memorial Bridge connecting Portland and South Portland, Maine. The plaza honoring American military branches. The original bridge, built following the Korean conflict, didn't include a visible memorial to our nation's troops.

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