New Martin's Point Bridge between Portland, Falmouth to open for walkers, bikers

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PORTLAND — Pedestrians and bicyclists will get first access to the new Martin’s Point Bridge on Tuesday, June 3, when a multi-use path will open around noon.

Project spokeswoman Carol Morris announced the path opening Thursday in a news release, but warned the gravel surface on the bridge approaches will remain in place.

“Conditions for pedestrians and bicyclists crossing the bridge have been pretty challenging for well over a year, so we are sure this development will be welcomed by many,” Morris said.

The new bridge is expected to open to vehicular traffic between Portland and Falmouth “within the next few weeks,” she added.

The multi-use path will be open as construction work continues on the new span, including finishing abutments, sidewalks, lighting and guard rails.