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Augusta Bridge Name Dedication 

The Calumet Bridge was officially dedicated in Augusta today.A ceremony took place on the Old Fort Western side of the bridge.Back in March, Governor Baldacci signed into law a bill to rename the bridge.For years, it was called the Father Curran Bridge, named for a Roman Catholic priest.But after Father Curran died, he was accused of sexual abuse. Calumet means “peace pipe”.Plaques bearing the new name were unveiled today on both sides of the bridge.The Calumet Bridge is the middle of Augusta’s three bridges over the Kennebec River.