Little Bay Bridge/General Sullivan Bridge

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Little Bay Bridge/General Sullivan Bridge

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The General Sullivan Bridge was the first span in New Hampshire to be designed as a continuous arched truss, without structural breaks at its supporting piers.  It was closed to automotive traffic in 1984 when it was bypassed by the second of two nearby Little Bay Bridges.


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 The General Sullivan Bridge, designed after a bridge in Lake Champlain, leads from Dover to Portsmouth and crosses a 10 miles an hour current. It is 1597 feet long and has a 56 foot clearance. A PWA project, it took two years in building and was finally dedicated in August, 1934. -from Roving Over Dover 

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