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Deer Isle Bridge Celebration Kicks off the Summer Season
This year the Lupine Festival coincides with the 75th Anniversary of the Deer Isle-Sedgwick bridge. This critical link to the mainland has served the Deer Isle community since 1939. Over six years of planning and advocacy by Island residents finally resulted in the beautiful suspension bridge that spans the Eggemoggin Reach, a popular waterway for boating that separates Deer Isle from the mainland town of Sedgwick. The bridge is notable for its innovation in creating a durable, long span, high level structure across a navigable water at limited cost. Its construction offered the island community greater economic opportunity and allowed visitors the chance to experience island life and culture. Before the bridge was built, residents and visitors utilized a ferry service to cross the Reach.
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