Deer Isle-Sedgwick Bridge celebrates 75 years Saturday

The Deer Isle-Sedgwick Bridge turns 75 this year.

DEER ISLE — The 75th anniversary of the Deer Isle-Sedgwick Bridge will be celebrated with a bridge walk and other festivities on Saturday, June 21.

The bridge will be closed to motor vehicle traffic from 10 to 11 a.m. so residents and visitors can walk over the bridge.

Those wishing to participate in the Bridge Walk should park in specially marked areas on the Sedgwick side of the bridge no later than 9:45.

Parking on the Deer Isle side of the bridge will be at the Chamber of Commerce information booth and along Eggemoggin Road on Little Deer Isle.

No one will be allowed to park on Route 15.

The bridge will be closed and the walk, along with a 5K Run to benefit Bridge End public boat launch and park, will start at 10 a.m.

For more information on the Bridge Walk, contact Opera House Arts at [email protected] or 367-2788.

Those participating in the 5K Benefit Run must pre-register with [email protected]

A school bus will shuttle walkers who parked on the Sedgwick side of the bridge back across after the bridge reopens.

Hancock County Commissioner Percy “Joe” Brown will lead a bridge rededication ceremony at 11 a.m. at Bridge End.

There will be family activities, live music and food booths at Bridge End from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., including a lobster bake.

The Deer Isle-Stonington Chamber of Commerce will host a lobster/clam bake from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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