Sunset Over Piscataqua
Sunset Over Piscataqua

Looking north from The Memorial Bridge

Bridge is Open
Bridge is Open

It turns out the giant chains attached to the counter weights are not for safety, but are counter weights themselves.  They were taken from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, which in turn acquired them from Japan as the spoils of war.

Bridge Guy
Bridge Guy

The 'Bridge Guy' at The Memorial Bridge in Portsmouth mans one gate while a cargo ship goes through.

Taillights onto the Bridge
Taillights onto the Bridge

Taillights head onto Memorial Bridge in Portsmouth, NH

Sunset Over Piscataqua
Bridge is Open
Bridge Guy
Taillights onto the Bridge
Sunset Over Piscataqua

Looking north from The Memorial Bridge

Bridge is Open

It turns out the giant chains attached to the counter weights are not for safety, but are counter weights themselves.  They were taken from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, which in turn acquired them from Japan as the spoils of war.

Bridge Guy

The 'Bridge Guy' at The Memorial Bridge in Portsmouth mans one gate while a cargo ship goes through.

Taillights onto the Bridge

Taillights head onto Memorial Bridge in Portsmouth, NH

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