Tuesday, March 3, 2015
We're looking up the Fore River here with early morning traffic heading over the Fore River Causeway. The river is an estuary that snakes its way inland dividing Portland and South Portland. The Fore River Parkway runs along on the right connecting Libbytown and Commercial Street. The river is spanned by four bridges: The Casco Bay Bridge which connects the two cities, the Veterans Memorial Bridge which carries vehicles along Route 1 and the Fore River Causeway which takes I-295 traffic over the water. There is also a Pan Am Railways Bridge that AmTrak and other rail traffic uses. A walking trail of about a mile, a section of Portland Trails, can be found running along the river's edge on the right. As you might imagine, there are quite a few port-related facilities on both sides along its 5 mile + course.
If there's anything more you need to know about it, give me a call when you get here.
Hopefully, the ice will be gone by then.