Elliot Road Overpass US Route 1 over State Route 103

Kittery, ME

The Northeast Extreme Tee better know as the NEXT Beam is gaining popularity as the bridge beam of choice. The NEXT Beam is being used for the Elliot Road Overpass in Kittery, Maine and replaces an existing steel bridge which may be from the 1930’s. Currently over 10,000 cars using the bridge each day and it is long overdue for replacement.

The new Elliot Road Overpass will be a single span bridge consisting of 7-NEXT Beams 73 ft. 6 in. by 9 ft. 8 in. With two lanes going in each direction it will have a 9 ft meridian dividing traffic. The construction will be done in two phases and must take the existing bridge down to 2 lanes while building two lanes of the new bridge. Then traffic will switch while the remaining lanes are completed. The project was started in June 2010 and expects to be open to traffic by July 2011.

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Projects details

  • PrecasterJ.P. Carrara & Sons, Inc., Middlebury, VT

  • OwnerState of Maine DOT, Augusta, ME

  • EngineerMaine DOT

  • ContractorCPM Constructors, Freeport, ME


  • (7) NEXT28F beams: 9’- 8 ½” wide x 73’-6” long (wt: 89,000 lbs)

  • (6) Precast curbs: 1’-7” tall x 1’-9” wide x 25’ long (wt: 10,000 lbs)

  • Concrete Mix: 10,000 psi 28 day / 8,000 psi release

  • Finish: Standard grey concrete with PCI Class A finish.

  • Bridge Resources

  • Project PDF