- Associated Press - Sunday, December 25, 2016

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) - The town manager in Durham says it’s time to restore lighting to a bridge between his town and the city of Dover.

The 51 decorative lights along the Scammell Bridge were turned off in 2012 as part of a statewide effort to cut costs and energy use and eliminate any streetlights not absolutely required by safety standards or government mandates.

But Durham Town Manager Todd Selig is asking the Department of Transportation to reconsider. He says the lights could be retrofit with more efficient LED lights that would cost less over the year. He says doing so would enhance both the safety and the bridge’s scenic nature.

The transportation department says it will revisit the issue and follow up with Selig early next year.

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