October 2, 2012

Steel, concrete work progressing on Maine-NH bridge

Work on concrete columns that will support the Memorial Bridge's new approach in Kittery is expected to start soon.

The Associated Press

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Steel work on a new Memorial Bridge connecting New Hampshire and Maine is coming along.

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This computer-generated rendering shows how the Memorial Bridge will look in the open position.

New Hampshire Dept. of Transportation

Contractor Archer Western says the work is expected to be completed on the Portsmouth side of the bridge by mid-October. Once that's done, carpenters will start preparing for a concrete deck.

Work on concrete columns that will support the new approach in Kittery, Maine, is expected to start soon. It's estimated that work would be done by the end of the month.

The new bridge is expected to be completed by July 2013. The old Memorial Bridge connected the two communities for nearly 90 years.

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