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Post  fshnski on Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:15 am

... The new Memorial Bridge opened to traffic Thursday


The bridge connects New Hampshire to Maine across the Piscataqua River. The old bridge was shut down in 2011, and the middle section of it was floated away in February 2012.

While there are other crossings that have been in use since the Memorial Bridge was shut down, the span is crucial to the commerce of downtown Portsmouth and on the other side in Kittery, Maine.

"It's critical to the shipyard, and most important, it's critical to the jobs that we need in the Seacoast to be strong regionally, to be strong in New Hampshire and in Maine," said U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H.

Former Portsmouth Mayor Eileen Foley cut the ribbon on the new bridge, repeating her task from 90 years ago, when she cut the ribbon on the original bridge as a 5-year-old.

Walkers and bicyclists were allowed over the bridge for a few hours after the ceremony, and it opened to motor vehicle traffic at 2 p.m.

Read more: http://www.wmur.com/news/nh-news/nh-maine-celebrate-memorial-bridge-opening/-/9857858/21382772/-/13tf156/-/index.html#ixzz2bTPzAKXD
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Post  Donzel on Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:08 pm

Here is Former Portsmouth Mayor Eileen Foley who cut the ribbon on the new bridge, repeating her task from 90 years ago, when she cut the ribbon on the original bridge as a 5-year-old.

Read more here:  Cutting ribbon on new bridge


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Post  WHL on Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:38 pm

I heard that this morning and thought that is really a neat thing, isn't it?
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