Memorial Bridge http://nhpr.org en Hooksett Open Road Tolling, Memorial Bridge Receive Engineering Honors http://nhpr.org/post/hooksett-open-road-tolling-memorial-bridge-receive-engineering-honors <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Hampshire's open-road tolling in </span>Hooksett<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and the new Memorial Bridge have received honors in engineering. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">They've received "National Recognition Awards'' from the American Council of Engineering Companies. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Both projects presented engineering challenges and both were constructed and completed on very aggressive schedules. Mon, 26 May 2014 14:47:04 +0000 Associated Press 49178 at http://nhpr.org More Closures As Work Extended On Memorial Bridge http://nhpr.org/post/more-closures-work-extended-memorial-bridge <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Memorial Bridge that connects New Hampshire and Maine is closing overnights for an additional five days for adjustments. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The bridge that runs between </span>Kittery<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Maine and Portsmouth, N.H., will be closed to all traffic --vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian --from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning Sunday. &nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The closures are necessary to make adjustments to the guide rail on the towers. Sun, 16 Mar 2014 15:20:44 +0000 Associated Press 45143 at http://nhpr.org No Damage After Oil Tanker Strikes Memorial Bridge http://nhpr.org/post/no-damage-after-oil-tanker-strikes-memorial-bridge <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The New Hampshire Transportation Department says an oil tanker struck a pier at the Memorial Bridge that connects the state to Maine, and there's no apparent damage to the bridge itself.</p><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:37:16 +0000 Associated Press 44702 at http://nhpr.org No Damage After Oil Tanker Strikes Memorial Bridge Extreme Cold, Harsh Weather Take Toll On Memorial Bridge Lift http://nhpr.org/post/extreme-cold-harsh-weather-take-toll-memorial-bridge-lift <p></p><p>Crews are inspecting the Memorial Bridge today after it had to be closed for a little more than an hour last night.</p><p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 17:59:28 +0000 Michael Brindley 41200 at http://nhpr.org Extreme Cold, Harsh Weather Take Toll On Memorial Bridge Lift Long-Awaited Memorial Bridge Is Open http://nhpr.org/post/long-awaited-memorial-bridge-open <p>Well-Wishers from both sides of the Piscataqua gathered in Portsmouth today to celebrate the opening of the new Memorial Bridge, after two years of construction.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There were bicyclers, bridge-enthusiasts from near and far, police and bomb-squad dogs, construction workers, balloons, children, a brass band, and lots of reporters all pressed together on the entrance of the new Memorial bridge joining Portsmouth and </span>Kittery<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 14:03:33 +0000 Emily Corwin 32790 at http://nhpr.org Long-Awaited Memorial Bridge Is Open Sarah Long Bridge Breaks In Frigid Temperatures http://nhpr.org/post/sarah-long-bridge-breaks-frigid-temperatures <p></p><p></p><p>1/24/13 AP Update:&nbsp;</p><p>Work has started to fix a lift bridge between New Hampshire and Maine that had gotten stuck and caused traffic problems along the seacoast.</p><p>The work could take up to two days. Conditions weren't optimal: Workers started at 7 a.m. Thursday in subzero weather. By noon, it got up to 12 degrees in Portsmouth.</p><p>Department spokesman Bill Boynton said authorities were performing a routine test on Sarah Long Bridge on Wednesday when it failed to close all the way, becoming stuck about a foot over the roadbed.</p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 20:59:27 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 20667 at http://nhpr.org Sarah Long Bridge Breaks In Frigid Temperatures Memorial Bridge Span Lowered Into Place http://nhpr.org/post/memorial-bridge-span-lowered-place <p></p><p>There is finally some visible evidence of progress in the rebuilding of the Memorial Bridge between New Hampshire and Maine. Tue, 15 Jan 2013 21:12:28 +0000 Roger Wood 20207 at http://nhpr.org Memorial Bridge Span Lowered Into Place Memorial Bridge "Float Out" Begins http://nhpr.org/post/memorial-bridge-float-out-begins <p style="margin-bottom: 0pt;"><font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman"><o:p></o:p><font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">Removal of the historic Memorial Bridge between Portsmouth and Kittery, Maine is&nbsp;finally underway.&nbsp;</font></font></font></font></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0pt;"><font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman"><font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">Shortly after noon-time Wednesday, the center lift-span was lowered into position to be placed on a barge. </font></font></font></font></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0pt;"><object height="375" width="500"><param name="flashvars" value="offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2Fnhpr%2Fsets%2F72157629245031483%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2Fnhpr%2Fsets%2F72157629245031483%2F&amp;set_id=72157629245031483&amp;jump_to=" /><param name="movie" value="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=109615" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><embed allowfullscreen="true" flashvars="offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2Fnhpr%2Fsets%2F72157629245031483%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2Fnhpr%2Fsets%2F72157629245031483%2F&amp;set_id=72157629245031483&amp;jump_to=" height="375" src="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=109615" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="500"></embed></object></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0pt;">(Memorial Bridge photos by Erik Swenson, view gallery on<a href="http://flic.kr/s/aHsjyCc3SF" target="_blank"> flickr.)</a></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0pt;"> Wed, 08 Feb 2012 21:52:58 +0000 Roger Wood 1779 at http://nhpr.org Memorial Bridge "Float Out" Begins Timeline: History Of The Memorial Bridge And Events Leading To Its Replacement http://nhpr.org/post/timeline-history-memorial-bridge-and-events-leading-its-replacement <p>After a history of closures, repairs and re-openings which mottle its 88-year lifespan, the Memorial Bridge replacement project has begun. The bridge which crosses the Piscataqua River between Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Kittery, Maine, is set for completion as early as July, 2013.</p><p>The &quot;float-out&quot;, which is the removal of the lift span and the first stage of demolition, is scheduled for today.</p><p><br />http://youtu.be/_rEd57vmGck</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Memorial Bridge Timeline</strong></p> Wed, 08 Feb 2012 15:53:01 +0000 1744 at http://nhpr.org Timeline: History Of The Memorial Bridge And Events Leading To Its Replacement Demolition of Memorial Bridge Begins With "Float Out" http://nhpr.org/post/demolition-memorial-bridge-begins-float-out <p>The demolition of the Memorial Bridge begins Tuesday.&nbsp;The 90-year-old lift bridge, which crosses the Piscataqua River between Portsmouth and Kittery Maine, has long been in a state of disrepair.</p><p>The bridge closed permanently to vehicle traffic in July of last year.</p><p>Weather and barge setup permitting, the removal and &ldquo;float out&rdquo; of the lift span of the Memorial Bridge is expected to begin&nbsp;Tuesday morning&nbsp;at 9:00 a.m.</p> Mon, 06 Feb 2012 21:41:36 +0000 Amy Quinton 1723 at http://nhpr.org Demolition of Memorial Bridge Begins With "Float Out" Memorial Bridge Plan Moves Forward http://nhpr.org/post/memorial-bridge-plan-moves-forward <p>The Governor and Executive Council are expected to approve a contract for replacement of the Memorial Bridge between Portsmouth and Kittery, Maine.</p><p>If approved, the bridge will be in place by July 2013. The total price tag is $81 million dollars. New Hampshire, Maine and the Federal Government will split the cost.&nbsp; Speaking at a Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce breakfast, Project Manager Keith Coda with DOT said &nbsp;the new bridge will closely replicate the old span.</p> Tue, 29 Nov 2011 20:55:18 +0000 Roger Wood 624 at http://nhpr.org Memorial Bridge Plan Moves Forward