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One town's unused bridge is another town's treasure
Dover officials have been looking for a new home for a 154-foot-long pedestrian bridge over the Cocheco River near Washington Street.
The roofed walking bridge built in 1996, no longer needed now that the new Mary and Tommy Makem Bridge has been built, was removed from the river and is now sitting on land. It was built for about $150,000, and largely paid for with government grant money, Dover City Manager Michael Joyal said.
"The city council felt it was best the bridge was repurposed rather than tearing it down," Joyal said.
It will cost about $12,000 to get the bridge to Belmont, he said, and another $10,000 will be needed to lower it across the Tioga. The timing of when the bridge will be put in place is still being worked out, Knowlton said.
"It really was fortuitous that this bridge became available; it really fits our need well," he said. "It's extremely well-built."
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