Veazie Dam Removal

Veazie, Maine

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Owner

Penobscot River Restoration Trust
P.O. Box 5695
Augusta, ME 04332
207-232-5976

Project Type

Dam Removal

Engineer

Wright-Pierce
99 Main Street
Topsham, ME 04086

Start / Finish

July 2013 - December 2013

Description / Significance

Scope of work involved demolition of the historic dam structures within the Penobscot River, including:

  • Demolition of 800 feet of long Veazie Dam (built in 1912) including removal of 6,000 cubic yards of concrete.
  • Demolition of three (3) timber-crib “legacy” dams (dating back to the 1830s) including removal & salvage of 25,000 cubic yards of material from the river.
  • Accelerated work schedule to reduce the environmental impact.
  • Innovative approach to cofferdam construction & removal, reducing truck traffic through neighboring towns.
  • Managed construction in unusually high water flows approaching 25,000 cubic feet per minute.