Memorial Bridge News

Coming soon! 1st float-in of new Memorial Bridge

The project team is extremely excited to announce that the 1st section of the new Memorial Bridge (the south fixed span on the Portsmouth side) is planned to be put in place by the middle of January, 2013.

Please continue to check back for details on the anticipated time frame that this historic event will occur.  The work will likely require three slack-tides to complete the entire process.  This is an event worth waiting for.

The photograph shown in this news post is from the original float-in of the south fixed span back in 1922.  The process has not changed much!  Thank you Portsmouth Athenaeum for providing this photograph for our use.  More of these old photos are located in the photo gallery on this website.   Enjoy!

The team has worked very hard over the past year to keep the project on schedule.   We truly appreciate all the input from the public that has been received from this news blogs, the website, project hotline and from various public meetings and events.

We’ve received input and questions from our bridge fans throughout New England but also from Florida, Minnesota, Canada and the United Kingdom.   And, check out our Media Coverage page on this website.   The media has been wonderful to us and we appreciate it.

Please keep the input coming!   It’s a ton of fun for the entire project team.

If you have further questions, please contact our Public Outreach Coordinator at or leave us a message on the hotline at 1-855-DOT-RIDE (1-855-368-7433).

2 Responses

  1. Arnold Putnam says:

    Have you set a date and approximate time for the movement of the span?


    • Memorial Bridge PR says:

      Hi Arnold! A specific date/time has not yet been set, however, next week is likely. Weather and tides are a factor. Stay tuned, we’ll post the details once known.

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