May 13, 2013

$150,000 raised for NH-Maine bridge lighting

The Associated Press

PORTSMOUTH — A committee raising money to light up a new bridge connecting New Hampshire and Maine has reached its initial goal of $150,000.

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In this January 15, 2013 photo, the 1st section of the new Memorial Bridge is floated out into the Piscataqua River from the Portsmouth waterfront.

Archer Western Contractors and NHDOT

More than 95 individuals and 28 area businesses and organizations combined have pledged or donated the amount toward the goal of $200,000 for the Memorial Bridge.

The bridge is under construction and expected to open in July. It will replace a nearly 90-year-old bridge connecting Portsmouth, N.H., and Kittery, Maine.

Discussions have included installing LED lights to illuminate the bridge's towers, piers and a memorial plaque.

The committee is holding a public information presentation at the Portsmouth Public Library on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

 

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