Acadia National Park - Bridge Restoration

Bar Harbor, Maine

This project comprised the restoration of six historic roadway bridges owned by Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island – Paradise Hill, Fish House Road, Route 233, Sieur de Monts, Kebo Brook and Day Mountain.

These bridges were all originally constructed using solid blocks of granite, all sourced from quarries on MDI.  We worked closely with Freshwater Stone & Brick on the masonry restoration and Sargent Corporation on the bridge deck repairs and traffic control.

Certainly one of the more challenging aspects was striking the right balance on the timing of construction, working around the summer tourist traffic while making sure seasonal temperatures were warm enough maintain quality masonry work

The masonry restoration consisted of epoxy crack repair, joint chipping & repointing, sand blast cleaning and some limited rebuilding.

Architect:  Coplon Associates