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New Bridge to Parallel Historic N.H. Span
Posted by Alison Trost on November 23, 2010 at 9:24 AM.

The Sewalls Falls Bridge in Merrimack County, N.H., will be rehabilitated under a plan recently passed by the Concord (N.H.) city council. The steel through truss structure was built in 1915 and is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Once the rehab is completed the existing bridge will carry eastbound and a new one-lane bridge to be constructed adjacent to it, on the upstream side, will carry westbound traffic. The total project cost is projected to be almost $15 million, a little more than $1 million higher than demolishing the old structure and replacing it with a new bridge. However, rehabilitating the historic crossing makes the project eligible for significant federal funding.

 

To read more on the Concord Monitor website, click here.

 

For photos of the historic bridge on bridgehunter.com, click here.


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