Denise Goldberg's blog

Saturday, May 25, 2013

center span schedule

I've been trying to keep an eye on the Memorial Bridge website in the hopes that the schedule for placement of the center span would be published in advance.

The span placement is scheduled!

*** updated 4 June 2013: new dates are June 17 to 22 ***

The center lift span of the new Memorial Bridge will be put into place between June 10 and June 15.

In order for the installation to occur safely, the US Coast Guard (USCG) will be closing the Piscataqua River in the vicinity (300 yard radius) of the bridge to all marine traffic for this 5 day period.

The river closure within the 300 yard radius will begin at 9:00am on June 10, 2013 to approximately 9:00am on June 15, 2013. This river closure is necessary to provide for the safety of all waterway users and the construction workers during these bridge construction operations.

As posted in the Memorial Bridge News section of the bridge website.

I'd love to be there when they place the center section. Hoping that a reply posted at the end of the news item would result in an answer I posted a reply asking if the full schedule was known. Within 15 minutes I had an answer - the best day to see some action will be on the 10th when the float-in occurs.

I've scheduled a day off, and I'm hoping for a dry weather day. Fingers crossed...

fixed sections of the bridge are in place, waiting for the center span