float out http://nhpr.org en 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 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"