DOT considers solutions for closed pedestrian bridge

October 2, 2018

DOVER, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Department of Transportation is considering solutions for a closed pedestrian bridge between Newington and Dover.

The Portsmouth Herald reports state Department of Transportation officials met Monday to discuss alternatives for the General Sullivan Bridge. Authorities closed the bridge Friday after engineers found significant deterioration of a critical beam under the bridge deck.

DOT spokesman Bill Boynton says officials are considering opening a pedestrian and bicycle lane on the northbound side of the Spaulding Turnpike before a planned lane expansion project. It’s unclear how a protected pedestrian lane would alter traffic before 2020.

DOT and the Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation have started a free temporary bus service for pedestrians and bicyclists.


Information from: Portsmouth Herald, http://www.seacoastonline.com

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