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May 12. 2013 8:31PM

Portsmouth's Memorial Bridge to get lights this summer after fundraiser

PORTSMOUTH — There will be lights on the Memorial Bridge when the project is completed this summer.

On Friday, the Memorial Bridge Illumination Committee announced it had reached its initial $150,000 fundraising goal, which will permit for energy-saving LEDs to light the memorial plaque and color-changeable LEDs to light the pier footings and illuminate the tower.

The committee is hoping to reach it’s final fundraising goal of $200,000 soon, which will allow for lighting for the center lift span with color-changeable LEDs.

On May 15 at 7 p.m., the committee will hold a public information event at the Portsmouth Public Library to update the public on the project and answer any questions.

More than 95 individuals and 28 businesses and organizations have already pledged or donated to the project.

The new Memorial Bridge is scheduled to open in July.

More information is available at PortsmouthBridges.com.


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