The town of Deer Isle is one of two communities on the island of Deer Isle. The other is Stonington, Maine. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 123.7 square miles (320.4 km²). 29.7 square miles (76.9 km²) of the town is land and 94.0 square miles (243.5 km²) of it is water.

Deer Isle is separated from the main land by Eggemoggin Reach and may be reached by car via a narrow 1939 suspension bridge bearing the island's name. This bridge is a sister bridge to the first Tacoma Narrows Bridge, which collapsed spectacularly in 1940, due to wind vibrations. The Eggemoggin Reach bridge still stands today. Presumably the dimensions of the bridge and the geography of the Reach do not create the same aerodynamic conditions that occurred in the Tacoma Narrows. The bridge does bounce up and down on windy days, however.

 

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