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Air Rail Highway Bike/Ped Public Transit


For Immediate Release
September 12, 2018
Jennifer Reczek, Project Manager, 603-271-3401
Bill Boynton, Public Information Office, 603-271-6495
Seabrook – Hampton Public Informational Meeting
Hampton Harbor (Neil Underwood) Bridge on NH Route 1A

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) will hold a combined public officials/public information meeting on the Hampton Harbor Bridge project on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at Marston Elementary School, 4 Marston Way, in Hampton, NH. The formal presentation will begin at 7:00 pm, with doors opening at 6:30 pm.

The project is located on NH Route 1A in the Towns of Hampton and Seabrook. The bridge opened in 1949 and was dedicated as the Neil R. Underwood Bridge. It crosses the Hampton Harbor Inlet and is a major coastal transportation link between the towns of Seabrook and Hampton.

The 13-span bridge is approximately 1,200 feet long. The center span of the bridge is movable and lifts to allow vessels to pass through it. It has been rehabilitated six times between 1963 and 2017 and underwent emergency repairs in early 2018.

The NHDOT will conduct a Type, Size and Location Study to evaluate design options. This engineering study will conclude with a recommendation to either rehabilitate or replace the bridge. An Environmental Assessment will be completed to assess the social, cultural, and environmental impacts of the project.

Coordination with the New Hampshire State Historic Preservation Office on the project is on-going. The public is invited to identify concerns they feel should be addressed through the Section 106 review process, a component of the National Historic Preservation Act.

Any individuals needing assistance or auxiliary communication equipment due to sensory impairment or other disability, should contact the Bureau of Right-of-Way, NHDOT, PO Box 483, Concord, New Hampshire 03302-0483 – TDD Access: Relay NH 1-800-735-2964. Notification for the need of assistance should be made at the earliest convenience.

For more information on the project, see the project webpage:

New Hampshire Department of Transportation
PO Box 483 | 7 Hazen Drive | Concord, NH | 03302-0483
Tel: 603.271-3734 | Fax: 603.271.3914

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