Officials from the Maine Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing Wednesday in Sidney to discuss the eventual replacement of the Mill Pond Bridge on Middle Road.

The bridge crosses Field Brook and is a half-mile north of the intersection with Lyons Road, according to a notice about the public hearing. The notice does not identify a reason the bridge needs to be replaced.

The hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Sidney Town Office. State officials plan to attend to answer questions and seek input from residents about the proposed replacement.

Information on the Maine Department of Transportation website indicates that the Mill Pond Bridge was built in 1952 and is 13 feet long. Its culvert is in poor condition, according to an inspection carried out in September 2012.

No information was available about the bridge’s supporting structures, but its approach — the section connecting the main parts of the bridge to land — was determined to be satisfactory.

Based on that same inspection, the Sidney bridge received a score of 63.6 on a federal ranking system, in which 100 points means a bridge is in perfect condition.

A representative from the department was unavailable for comment.

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