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New Bridge Recognized 

The new Penobscot Narrows Bridge has

been named one of four finalists for the 2007 Outstanding Civil

Engineering Achievement Award presented by the American Society of

Civil Engineers.

The towering cable-stay bridge opened December 30th, connecting

Prospect to Verona Island over the Penobscot River. It replaced the

landmark Waldo-Hancock Bridge, which was deteriorating beyond

repair.

Other finalists for the award include projects at the

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, the Golden Gate Bridge in

San Francisco and a program in Afghanistan. The winner will be

named April 25th.

In selecting the Penobscot Narrows Bridge as a finalist, the

society said the bridge was conceived and built in just 40 months

and that its construction marked several firsts and record-breaking

achievements.