Another span safely removed from NH-Maine bridge
PORTSMOUTH, N.H.—The 800-ton south span of the Memorial Bridge has been removed safely from the structure that had connected New Hampshire to Maine.
Onlookers clapped Thursday afternoon as they watched the float-out of the span on a barge. It's been secured to a pier in the Piscataqua River for now.
The Portsmouth Herald reports (http://bit.ly/H2q6LF) the span eventually will leave from there and be taken to a recycling center in Massachusetts and cut up into scrap metal.
The next step will be the removal of the Scott Avenue bridge, a span that begins at the water's edge and ends by a parking lot.
Work crews began dismantling the nearly 90-year-old bridge earlier this year. A new one is planned connecting Portsmouth to Kittery, Maine, next year.
Information from: Portsmouth Herald, http://www.seacoastonline.com