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New Portland-Falmouth bridge opens to pedestrians, bikes (PPH)

Amelia Kunhardt/Staff Photographer – Brian Allenby, left, bikes across the new Route 1 bridge from Portland to Falmouth on Monday. The walking/biking lane has opened, though bridge construction continues. Allenby said he commutes by bike from his home in Cumberland to Portland three to four days a week.

The $23.5 million bridge on Route 1 has been under construction for a year.

By Chelsea Diana
Staff Writer

After more than a year of squeezing between construction work and cars while cycling on Martin’s Point Bridge, Brian Allenby was able to bike home without worry, thanks to a new footpath that opened Monday on the new Route 1 bridge connecting Portland to Falmouth.

Bicycle Coalition Maine had been an advocate for the design of the new bridge.

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