US 302 is a US Highway in the US state of Maine. The road forms an east-west route in the south of the state, from the New Hampshire border to the city of Portland. The road is 95 kilometers long.
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US 302 in Portland.
US 302 in New Hampshire comes from Littleton and then runs east to Bridgton before bending south. The road passes through a hilly and wooded area with a number of larger lakes, a popular holiday area. The route passes through a number of villages and about 20 kilometers before Portland it crosses US 202, the road from Concord to Auburn. On the west side of Portland, it connects with the Maine Turnpike, Interstate 95. After that, the road runs through the western neighborhoods of the city and then ends at Interstate 295, where US 1 also runs.
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US 302 was created circa 1935. The route has not changed substantially since then, other than a minor change to the Portland terminus. No highway has been built parallel to US 302, so the road has remained of some through importance.
Deer Isle Bridge
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The Deer Isle Bridge, also known as the Deer Isle-Sedgwick Bridge is a suspension bridge in the United States, located in the state of Maine. The bridge spans the Eggemoggin Reach, a strait between the mainland and Deer Isle.
The bridge is a total of 764 meters long, with a main span of 329 meters. The pylons are 64 meters high and support the bridge deck, which is only 7.2 meters wide. The bridge deck hangs 26 meters above the Eggemoggin Reach. The two-lane State Route 15 crosses the bridge. It is the only connection to Deer Isle. The bridge is toll-free.
The bridge was built in the late 1930s and opened to traffic on December 31, 1939. The bridge replaced a ferry service and was the first permanent connection to Deer Isle. The bridge was built using the same engineering as the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, which collapsed in 1940. The Deer Isle Bridge also had the same high wind stability issues, and was later modified to avoid the danger of collapse. The bridge deck was replaced in 2008.
4,000 vehicles cross the bridge every day. It is the only connection to Deer Isle.