Good-Bye to the Narrows Bridge

Narrows Bridge, Lovell

Residents of Kezar Lake’s Lower Bay, for many years frustrated by their frequent inability to navigate under the Narrows Bridge due to high water levels, finally have had their prayers answered. Lovell’s three Selectmen, after a lengthy emergency funding meeting, have authorized the construction of a larger and higher span over the Narrows.

Inspired by the new bridge on Route 302 in Naples, the town fathers have selected a design that will permit large boats to travel unimpeded between the Lower Bay and the larger northern portion of Kezar. Questioned as to the negative visible impact on the lake, the Selectmen stated that the economic benefit to the town outweighed any other concerns.

Noting the closed Wicked Good, the Lovell Hardware Store, the Dutton office buildings and the Center Lovell Market, the Selectmen cited a sense of urgency to do something that would help get the empty stores occupied. Rose McKenzie, proprietor of Rosie’s Lovell Village Store (home of the best breakfast in western Maine), states that over the years she has overheard numerous complaints of the bridge’s inadequacies. It is expected that the increased boat traffic will be very helpful to the town.

Larry Fox and his experienced road crew anticipate the project underway shortly and to have it completed in time for the 2014 boating season.

(Happy April Fool’s Day! :))

About kezarlife

I am a year-round resident of Lovell, owner of Kezar Realty ( and enjoy the variety of experiences that living in western Maine offers. Numerous lakes, ponds and mountains provide the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors every day. Married to Rondi we have two children. Ben is a Sergeant in the US Marines and with his wife Cassandra, son Jackson and daughter Reagan, live in Virginia. Ben's most recent deployment was to Afghanistan. Anna is a graduate of Fryeburg Academy, has studied in Beijing, China as well as Taiwan and now attends Hunter College in NYC where she is enrolled in their Chinese Flagship Program. I am active in many local organizations including the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, Lovell Historical Society, Old Home Days, Lovell 5k Run, the Gasping Gobbler, the Tour de Lovell and the Brick Church for the Performing Arts. I also serve as President-elect of the Western Maine Board of Realtors. Please visit for up-to-date real estate listings and information on western Maine! Stan Tupaj
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7 Responses to Good-Bye to the Narrows Bridge

  1. Kenneth Goldman says:

    GOOD NEWS! won’t have to make it by inches any more!

  2. Bob Patterson says:

    Please resend this message, full of hope about the bridge, again April 2 if it’s for real.

  3. Richard Van Steenburgh says:

    This news signals a great first step toward a more comprehensive master plan for rejuvenation of commerce within the town. With the various closures mentioned above coupled with the recent loss to fire of the historic commercial block, the town runs the risk of simply becoming a stretch of Route 5 located between somewhere and some place else.

  4. Ann Williams says:

    Good one, Stan!!! I read it thru to the end, wishing it were true, but with is bit of doubt… (I’m just a ‘little’ slow). 🙂

  5. The Hamr! says:

    I can buy a pontoon boat now! Grill steaks and bass fish in sucker brook at the same time!

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