A Maine State Music Theater (MSMT) truck struck and damaged the metal arch behind Pickard Theater on August 28 while transporting set pieces from the group's performance of "Spamalot."

The MSMT has rented out parts of Memorial Hall for the past 52 years to perform professional musical theater during the summer. This summer it presented "Always...Patsy Cline," "My Fair Lady," "Chicago," and "Spamalot."

The incident occurred after the group had finished its final show and was removing the set from campus. As the truck was leaving, one of the set pieces was too high and collided with the arch that separates the campus from Bath Road.

"Maine State Music Theater took responsibility for the damage and will be working with their insurance company to cover the damages," said Director of Events and Summer Programs Tony Sprague.

Though the arch did not fall, it was damaged by the impact and "as a safety precaution and to make repairs, the College took the arch down the following Monday," said Sprague.

Bowdoin has not received the details for the repair estimate and no timetable has been set for the arch's return.