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Seacoast bridges demand special review

Bridges over salt water that lift to allow boat traffic, such as Memorial Bridge (above) in Portsmouth, offer special challenges for upkeep, says state bridge inspector David E. Powelson. Bridges over salt water that lift to allow boat traffic, such as Memorial Bridge (above) in Portsmouth, offer special challenges for upkeep, says state bridge inspector David E. Powelson. (MARK WILSON/GLOBE STAFF/FILE 2005)
By Tom Long
April 19, 2007

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The Sarah Mildred Long Bridge over the Piscataqua River in Portsmouth failed last year and was closed to motor vehicle traffic for two months. A lift bridge on Route 1B over Little Harbor near Wentworth by the Sea in New Castle failed this month and wasn't open to boat traffic for a week. Does this make you wonder about the ... (Full article: 684 words)

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