The bridge that had been the original 1921 United States Route One highway bridge had been decaying and in need of removal or replacement for many years. After a long public process including a public referendum the bridge was rebuilt in 2006 thanks to the prescient foresight by dedicated volunteers, City of Belfast committees, and the people of Belfast and rededicated as Armistice Footbridge with grant fanfare in 2010.
The engraved "bricks" at either end of the Armistice Footbridge are part of the Belfast Harbor Walk and in the future will connect with the Passy Rail Trail.
The new and old bricks are installed and maintained by Our Town Belfast, the downtown Belfast "Main Street" organization.
An opportunity exist to become part of this effort and be recognized as well. Buy a commemorative brick paver for yourself, in honor or memory of a loved one, your company, or client and be forever apart of the bridge that spans Penobscot Bay and the Passagassawaukeag River.
Engraving is available, three lines per brick, with 20 letters, characters, or spaces including a total of 20 spaces per line. Each four inch by eight inch brick sells for $100. Your donation is fully tax-deductible. As part of your donation and support your brick will be replaced if damaged or lost for any reason. You can even order an additional brick to keep at your business, home or garden for $50.
Buy a Brick
Fill out one form (PDF) per brick, and please double-check engraving information. Lines will be engraved exactly as written on forms. For more information, call "bricks" coordinator for Our Town Belfast, Mike Hurley at 207-338-1975 or email Mike.