PORTSMOUTH — A committee raising money to light up a new bridge connecting New Hampshire and Maine has reached its initial goal of $150,000.

More than 95 individuals and 28 area businesses and organizations combined have pledged or donated the amount toward the goal of $200,000 for the Memorial Bridge.

The bridge is under construction and expected to open in July. It will replace a nearly 90-year-old bridge connecting Portsmouth, N.H., and Kittery, Maine.

Discussions have included installing LED lights to illuminate the bridge’s towers, piers and a memorial plaque.

The committee is holding a public information presentation at the Portsmouth Public Library on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

 


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