- Associated Press - Friday, September 25, 2015

MILFORD, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire town is trying to save an aging bridge from eventual closure.

Milford Administrator Mark Bender tells The Telegraph of Nashua (https://bit.ly/1Mum7WX ) that restoring the Swing Bridge- built in 1889 and refurbished in 1975 -could cost a half a million dollars.

An engineering firm recently classified parts of the 200-feet long bridge as fair, but most of the superstructure and substructure are considered poor, based on Federal Highway Administration standards.

The firm’s report says that the bridge could require closure in the next five or 10 years.

The town is seeking help from the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance and its Seven to Save Program.



The program picks seven endangered historic properties to spotlight every year.

Chosen projects will be announced at the alliance’s annual meeting Oct. 21.

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Information from: The Telegraph, https://www.nashuatelegraph.com

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