As a result of an MDOT analysis of the Canal Bridge that connects the towns of Hollis and Buxton on Route 4A in Bar Mills, the bridge is being posted with a 10 ton limit effective immediately.

The late spring inspection and recent analysis revealed that the bridge’s gusset plates, which are the flat plates connecting the main truss members, had deteriorated to the point that they are unable to carry all legal loads.

Mitigating repair options will be reviewed, however, the MDOT has not yet determined which options will be undertaken.