I was chatting with the Portsmouth Harbormaster the other day and in a low, whispery voice, I told him how much better the harbor looks sans bridge.
“I’m hearing that alot” was his reply.
Washed ashore in Falmouth Massachusetts.
Photo by PortsmouthNH.com
The condos at this site are going up. I used to dock there when it was a restaurant. Portsmouth could use more dock space for transients.
The completed project will be for 4 condos, nice just four lucky souls. Now if they could get that bridge condemned they really would be sitting pretty. If you look at the conceptual drawing you don’t want a condo on the bridge side. The walkers on the bridge could be so annoying. That bell ringing every time they raise the bridge( every half hour 7am -7pm). Maybe a really bad performance of Grease could be torture if you took the Prescott Park side, decisions decisions.
Let’s not forget all the hell that Susan Conway had to go through to get the deal done.
This article below mentions Malcolm McNeill. I love any chance to spotlight this fellow. Whose strategy was the biker bar ploy?
Here are the options from the Save Our Bridges site. Interesting that removal is on the list huh? I found this after writing the post.There is lots of potential for funny business on this deal. One Harbor Place Condos has some players that might want the bridge issue resolved. The Judd&Cyrus Harbor Tunnel? Let’s think big people.
For the Memorial Bridge, the options that remain are:
No money on the way for repairs. NH along with 9 other States got no monies for special projects. Stamford CT lost a project long in the works for downtown, a significant transportation project.
Zip line across the river?
Anyone want to invest in a bicycle ferry?
Keep your eyes on this one.
That bridge is so annoying.