If you were traveling Sunday night and trying to cross the bay into South Portland, you may have noticed the Casco Bay Bridge shut down. Traffic was halted, and the Police made sure that nobody entered the Southbound lane. I thought that this might have been attributed to the small Earthquake we had maybe a half-hour prior, but it appears there was another culprit. According to the Portland Press Herald, the southbound lane of the bridge failed to close because of an electrical issue. Hundreds of drivers like myself had to cross the I-295 bridge to reach the South Portland, Cape Elizabeth area. According to the web-based traffic journal New England 511, the bridge has been the source of multiple headaches. Due to either not rising, trapping boats that need to leave the harbor, or having no mechanism to lower leaving car passengers at the mercy of its will.

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