Denise Goldberg's blog

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

updated bridge float-in dates

I'm planning to take a day off and head to Portsmouth to watch on the day the center span of the new Memorial Bridge is scheduled to be placed. I've been keeping an eye on the bridge web site just in case.

That turned out to be a good thing because the float-in dates have changed from June 10 - 15 to June 17 - 22, with the change forced by the need for repairs on one of the cranes that is supporting work on the north tower construction. Because of the tide the times have changed too. The river closure on the 10th was set for 9 AM but the closure on the 17th is set to start at 1 AM. I suspect that means that there is more than a small chance that the bridge will already be in place by daylight. No matter, I'm still planning to head up there that day.