Wednesday, 08 August 2018 10:39

Brewer Riverwalk expansion hits major milestone

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BREWER - Breaking through the Joshua Chamberlain Bridge abutment is a milestone for the Brewer Riverwalk expansion project.

While the work is not scheduled to be completed until October, this week saw construction workers cutting a doorway in the Chamberlain bridge abutment. After crews remove the dirt from under the bridge, the riverwalk extension will connect to the existing riverwalk.

 

"There's obviously a lot more work to be done in that area. But it's exciting for all of us. We've been excited for years since we started designing it. So this is a real tangible, visible milestone," Brewer Economic Development Director D'Arcy Main-Boyington said.

 

The initial quarter-mile of Brewer's riverwalk so far has attracted two restaurants, including a microbrewery.

 

The extension will double the riverwalk's distance as it pushes farther north along the Penobscot River.