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Archive for 'Memorial Bridge'

Lowering the Weights

Sunday, March 25, 2012 — The last section of a 500-ton counterweight was lifted from the south tower of Memorial Bridge between Portsmouth and Kittery about 1:45 p.m. yesterday. At about the 45-second mark, three guys can be seen shoving the 250,000-pound hunk of concrete and steel into place on the barge.


Thursday, January 12, 2011 — While we do not wish to trigger a flood of poetry submissions, we could not resist this. Memorial Last days seem often to be occasions of assemblies prefacing disassembly, as of the tired, too late loved bridge, a spare, utilitarian grace soon to be substituted for the gentle arches and […]

Final Crossings

Sunday, January 8, 2012 — Today was the final full day of service for Memorial Bridge, connecting Portsmouth, New Hampshire with Kittery, Maine. Today, our Newsreel Division recorded one last round-trip, north and south.

Rhourd Enouss entering and leaving Portsmouth Harbor

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 — Sonatrach’s Rhourd Enouss is shown entering Portsmouth Harbor at about 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 14th, and leaving at about 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 18th. The ship is 670 feet long, has a beam of 108 feet, and carries a little over 2 million cubic feet of propane. Owned […]

Dreary Day, Great View

Thursday, June 23, 2011 — It’s a dreary day, but we’re happy to see that the view from‘s Harbor WebCam is no longer obscured by scaffolding and green mesh. We frequently check it while we should be writing instead. Between that and the Hellenic Shipping News’ Live Interactive Ships Traffic Worldwide Map, it’s a […]

Maine Gubernatorial Visits — Part III

Another update from Ben Porter on the effort to educate the next Governor of Maine on the importance of our bridges: Subject: Two Final Gubernatorial Candidate Schedules Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2010 5:49 PM From: Save Our Bridges! This note provides you with the schedule for the final two gubernatorial candidate visits here in Kittery, […]

Maine Gubernatorial Candidate Visits – Part II

This just in from Ben Porter at Save Our Bridges: Another visit from a Maine Gubernatorial candidate, this coming Tuesday … Message Date: Thursday, September 2, 2010 9:04 PM From: Save Our Bridges! Subject: Gubernatorial Candidate Visits – Part II Over the past month we have had visits to Kittery by two of the Gubernatorial […]

Maine Offers Half a Loaf

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 — This just in from Save Our Bridges‘ Ben Porter: Maine Offers Half a Loaf As we read in this morning’s Portsmouth Herald, New Hampshire filed for TIGER II funding for replacement of the Memorial Bridge. Thanks to all of you who provided your support as well. It is a shame […]

Act Now to Help Save Bridges!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 — This critical message just came in from Ben Porter of Save Our Bridges! Apparently the community has a window of slightly more than two days in which to express its support for the Memorial and Sarah Mildred Long Bridges. Look for the link near the bottom of this post! Then […]

Maine Senate President Coming to Badger Island August 24th

Monday, August 16, 2010 — Maine Rep. Dawn Hill has informed local bridge activists that Maine’s Senate President, Libby Mitchell, will visit Badger’s Island tomorrow one week from tomorrow* to inspect Memorial Bridge and the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge, and to conduct a forum for the area businesses and concerned residents. The forum will be […]