Removal of the historic Memorial Bridge between Portsmouth and Kittery, Maine is finally underway.
Shortly after noon-time Wednesday, the center lift-span was lowered into position to be placed on a barge.
(Memorial Bridge photos by Erik Swenson, view gallery on flickr.)
The demolition of the Memorial Bridge begins Tuesday. The 90-year-old lift bridge, which crosses the Piscataqua River between Portsmouth and Kittery Maine, has long been in a state of disrepair.
The bridge closed permanently to vehicle traffic in July of last year.
Weather and barge setup permitting, the removal and “float out” of the lift span of the Memorial Bridge is expected to begin Tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m.
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