Thursday, March 6, 2014

20 Years of Urban Design in Maine 7

"Arc of a Sturgeon" Casco Bay Bridge sketch

In spring 1992 George Neavoll, the Editor at the Press Herald, didn’t like the proposed new Casco Bay Bridge which looked like just a highway over the water so he called for sketches from the readership. I proposed a big arch thinking of St. Louis and called it ARC OF A STURGEON. He published 3 of the sketches with mine at the top stating:

"I rather like the top design, myself, submitted by M. Belleau of Portland. When I learned he wears a T-shirt with the Einstein quote, 'Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds,' I thought to myself, this is my kind of guy."

Portland Press Herald snippet.

And no drawbridge.

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