February 20, 2013

Utility pledges $40K for NH-Maine bridge lighting

The Associated Press

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — New Hampshire's largest utility is contributing $40,000 to help light up the new Memorial Bridge.

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In this Jan. 15, 2013, photo, a new section of the Memorial Bridge is set into position. The new span is expected to open this summer.

AP

Public Service Co. of New Hampshire announced the contribution Tuesday.

More than $100,000 had been raised toward the $200,000 goal of installing energy-efficient lighting on towers and along the deck of the new bridge, which will connect Portsmouth and Kittery, Maine.

The bridge is under construction. It is replacing a nearly 90-year-old span and is expected to open to traffic this summer.

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