Wonderful news! The Great Works Bridge project has received the endorsement of the Timber Framers Guild (TFG).When fundraising for South Berwick's new bridge is complete, it will become a TFG Community Building Project. Through these projects, skilled Guild instructors work with volunteers from near and far to create a timber framed structure for the sponsoring community.
“These projects are true partnerships,” says Dan Boyle, a member of the Great Works Bridge Brigade and the Guild. “They bring communities together with determined volunteers to create unforgettable experiences and lasting community landmarks.”
Since the first project in 1989, the Guild has built nearly 80 structures across North America and abroad. Their portfolio includes a covered bridge Guelph, Ontario and another over the Kicking Horse River in Golden, British Columbia.
In South Berwick, they will help to build a covered, timber–frame bridge to span the Great Works River at Leigh’s Mill Pond in the heart of the community’s historic district and close to the site of the first water-powered sawmill in North America.
“Both the physical beauty and the historic importance of the site impressed me—no doubt a new pedestrian bridge will be a treasure for the community,” says Jeff Arvin, the Guild’s Executive Director. “On behalf of the Guild, we look forward to establishing a rewarding partnership.”