Archive for March, 2012

Scott Avenue underpass closing, 7am, Saturday, 3/31

The Scott Avenue underpass, adjacent to the Memorial Bridge in Portsmouth, will close tomorrow, Saturday, March 31 at 7 AM, in preparation for the demolition of the Scott Avenue Bridge. 

Posted on: March 30th, 2012

South span float out complete!

The float out of the south span was completed this afternoon as the tide rolled in.   This was a tide-dependent maneuver (and an Archimedes Principle maneuver) and mother nature cooperated

Posted on: March 29th, 2012

South span float out – planned for Thursday or Friday

The south tower (adjacent to Portsmouth) on the south span of the bridge has now been completely removed from the bridge deck, clearing the way to float out this portion

Posted on: March 29th, 2012

Today’s Portsmouth Herald – “The brains behind the bridge”

Note to the Reader:  The information below has been taken directly from Today’s Portsmouth Herald, 3/28/12 – a feature article done by Deborah McDermott. The new Memorial Bridge will be

Posted on: March 28th, 2012

South Tower and South Span are Next for Removal

The counterweight in the tower on the south span of the Memorial Bridge came down over the weekend, and the next step is to take down the remaining portion of

Posted on: March 27th, 2012

South Tower Counterweight Removed

The 450-ton counterweight on the south tower was removed, Saturday, March 24!  Next up, is the removal of the south tower. If you are wondering what happened yesterday during the

Posted on: March 23rd, 2012

Counterweights and South Tower to Come Down Next

Beginning on Friday, March 23, the ringer crane will begin taking down the counterweight on the south span (Portsmouth side).   Once that is off the tower, the crane will be

Posted on: March 23rd, 2012

Crane is Almost Ready

When will the 500-ton crane be used?  What is happening with the demolition? If you have been wondering, here are the answers to these questions on the status of the

Posted on: March 17th, 2012

Drive with Caution, Near the Bridge

If you are driving near the Memorial Bridge, in Portsmouth, please use extra caution near Prescott Park, State Street, Marcy Street, and Daniel Street.  There are many pedestrians, cyclists, painters,

Posted on: March 12th, 2012

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