Chasing Maine: The 60-Hour Bridge

Roger McCord captures the innovative $21 million Portland bridge project through time-lapse and drone videography.

On Friday, April 22, the Maine Department of Transportation began an Accelerated Bridge Construction to replace the 60-year old Veranda Street Bridge in Portland.

For the process, MDOT committed to completion in a mere 64 hours — in other words, days instead of years — and managed to finish four hours ahead of schedule.

This Chasing Maine episode documents the innovative $21 million project from start to finish, using time-lapse and drone videography.

Chasing Maine is a video series that explores Maine from a distinct visual perspective. Join veteran Maine journalist and storyteller Roger McCord as he chases the people, places and things that define the unique character of the Pine Tree State. Subscribe to the Chasing Maine playlist on YouTube.


Roger McCord

Roger McCord has had a wide-ranging career in journalism, spanning the gamut from writing/reporting to daily news photography to working on various news desks as an editor. The most recent incarnation is in video production – usually brief features and mini-documentaries in and about Maine.
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