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Before Portsmouth, N.H.’s, new Memorial Bridge even opens to traffic, it is already a star.
The span that will reconnect this city with Kittery, Maine, is the focus of “Bridging the Piscataqua: Construction and Community,” a major exhibit at the Discover Portsmouth Center, running through Oct. 15. New and historic photos, design displays, and a collection of sometimes stunning artworks locate the new bridge and its predecessor at the center of this port city’s identity. “People have such a passionate attachment to the bridge,” Portsmouth Historical Society executive director Maryellen Burke said.