Over a three-year period, Richard Kane was contracted to videotape
the design and construction of this spectacular cable-stayed bridge
and the history of the bridge it replaced, the Waldo-Hancock Bridge.
The production was funded by the Maine Department of Transportation
and Figg Engineering Group, with management by Carol Morris Communications.
Richard Kane, often climbing the tower crane to 450 feet, high above
the pylons that form the primary structure, videotaped the story
of the brilliant designers and engineers and the men and women who
braved adverse conditions to create the bridge that links Downeast,
Maine to the rest of the state.
Its claim to fame is the only bridge in the U.S. boasting an observatory,
this one with an eagle eye’s view of the Penobscot Bay and
Acadia National Park.
In collaboration with Northeast
Historic Film, and with the participation of the Bucksport Chamber
of Commerce, this project is in search of funding to be used as
a marketing tool to attract visitors to the area.