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Communities tied by century-old shipwreck share technology, ideas during visit Print E-mail
In October 1898, the Cheseborough, a Bath-based ship, sank off the coast of Japan. Residents of the village of Shariki, in Aomori prefecture, saw the ship go down and went out into the turbulent sea to rescue any survivors.  More...
Offshore wind turbine research in Maine gets boost Print E-mail
A $3 million federal grant to a University of Maine research center will be used for another piece of the puzzle in building windmills to harness the bountiful winds off Maine's coast to produce energy.  More...
Largest Composite Bridge in the World Now Open Print E-mail

The 32-foot-wide, eight-span, 540-foot long Knickerbocker, the largest composite bridge in the world, is now open in Boothbay, Maine.

Built in 1930 with a major superstructure rehabilitation in 1983, the existing Knickerbocker Bridge was comprised of a 38-span timber bridge approximately 535-feet in length. This two-lane highway bridge, which carries Barters Island Road over the Back River in Boothbay, is very close to the tidal waters with only 4-feet of clearance at high tide. Being in a harsh marine environment, it was key that the replacement bridge be constructed to better withstand the elements. 


Secretary of the Interior Visits University of Maine Print E-mail
Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar visited the University of Maine after being invited by Senator Susan Collins.  More...
Bridge-in-a-Backpack receives ASCE Award Print E-mail

ASCE awarded Bridge-in-a-Backpack the prestigious Charles Pankow Award for Innovation. Dr. Habib Dagher accepted the award at the Outstanding Projects and Leaders Awards Gala in Washington DC. To see pictures of the event click here.

Salazar, Collins, Tour UMaine Print E-mail
U.S. Interior chief Ken Salazar plans to visit the University of Maine to check out progress on offshore wind-power research.  More...
Students put their wind turbine designs to the test Print E-mail
Wind energy professionals challenge high school students to design a turbine that can withstand stormy weather.  More...
Energy chief sees economic gains with offshore wind Print E-mail
Gov. Paul LePage's energy czar on Thursday said.  More...
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