VID-NEWS: Controversy ends, bridge going up

With obstacles cleared out of the way, the new pedestrian bridge should be functional by the Fall of 2014.

With obstacles cleared out of the way, the new pedestrian bridge should be functional by the Fall of 2014.

(Saco, Maine) In a video press release published today (http://youtu.be/U0oC91w_4bo), Saco Island announced that complications surrounding the construction of a new pedestrian bridge connecting downtown Saco to downtown Biddeford have been solved.

Kevin Mattson, president of Dirigo Capital Advisors and owner of most of Saco Island, said the bridge, “that’s been discussed now for over two years, is moving forward, and will happen.” The news will come as a relief to advocates of downtown revitalization in Biddeford and Saco, who grew concerned late last year after a story in the Biddeford-Saco-OOB Courier brought to light complications involving property ownership on Saco Island. Those complications and other misunderstandings put the future of the bridge in doubt.

In his video news release, Mattson credited Saco mayor Don Pilon, Saco planner Bob Hamblen, and the Pepperell Mill Campus in Biddeford for “pulling together” to put together and finalize what threatened to be “a problematic deal.”

Saco Island Video News Release: http://youtu.be/U0oC91w_4bo