According to a story published today in the Portsmouth Herald, the Memorial Bridge will be saved by New Hampshire – and New Hampshire alone. The title isn’t completely accurate, as the funds to be made available will be directed towards building a new replacement bridge – as the old structure is too deteriorated and expensive to save. This is a sad day, although it remains good news for communities and businesses on both sides of the bridge…but I’ll miss that old hulking thing of beauty once it’s gone.
Like The Decks, I’ll always miss what it was but look forward to the new changes. There is still plenty of work to be done on reaching a solution and I’m sure the final plan may change – but as of now it sounds like NH is taking the solution into its own hands…which is great and will mean continued access by car/bike/foot for all.