Hooksett Open Road Tolling, Memorial Bridge Receive Engineering Honors
New Hampshire's open-road tolling in Hooksett and the new Memorial Bridge have received honors in engineering. They've received "National Recognition Awards'' from the American Council of Engineering Companies. Both projects presented engineering challenges and both were constructed and completed on very aggressive schedules. The Hooksett project, which opened in May of 2013, involved the demolition of six conventional toll lanes and the construction of four lanes of highway speed toll lanes, plus other work. The Memorial Bridge project--connecting Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to Kittery, Maine--opened Aug. 8. The project replaced a closed steel bridge with a new modern lift bridge that honors its predecessor in design while featuring some engineering innovations.