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& Ogunquit Rivers
UPDATE: Cape Neddick River Bridge Collapses
Cape Neddick Bridge collapse is the "single most significant
damage" sustained by any state road or bridge during last weekend’s
flooding rains, say state officials - and will take at least one
year and $3 million to replace. The bridge buckled in the center
after a middle pier collapsed under pressure from the Cape Neddick
River over the weekend. Since then, it has sagged even further toward
the river. Read more in "Cape
Neddick Bridge ‘can’t be repaired’",
May 18, 2006, Portsmouth Herald.
The Cape Neddick River
is the Cape Neddick River watershed?
Cape Neddick River Watershed encompasses 6,660 acres, all of which
lies in the town of York. Chase's Pond, at the headwaters, serves
as a drinking supply for the York Water District. Within the watershed,
over 1,700 acres are presently protected, representing over 26%.
The Cape Neddick Watershed is entirely in the Town of York beginning
on the forested slopes of Mt Agamenticus. The main stream and numerous
tributaries are dammed to form the two mile long Chase’s Pond.
From the dam the River travels southeast for a short distance, then
turns to the northeast after flowing under the Maine Turnpike. It
continues in this direction through a forested landscape for about
a mile, where it gently bends back to flow southeast, meeting a
few small tributaries over the course of its jour-ney. One major
tributary from the north converges with the River shortly before
it flows under Route 1 where it encounters a more developed landscape
while coming under the influence of the tides. The tidal portion
then gradually widens until its flow is restricted by the bridge
crossing on Shore Road, after which it again widens and empties
into the Gulf of Maine between Weare Point and Cape Neddick.
watershed encompasses 6,660 acres, all of which lies in York
Pond serves as a drinking supply for the York Water District
acres are presently protected (26%)
population grew 30.9% in the 90’s (3,036 new residents)
Town assessed value for York is currently at $2,578,225,280.