- Item 23669 - Opening ceremony, World War Memorial Bridge, Portsmouth, 1923
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The opening ceremony for the Portsmouth Bridge in 1923. The bridge's official name is the World War Memorial Bridge. Pictured here is 5 year old Eileen Foley, who was chosen to cut the ribbon, marking the official opening of the bridge.Show Details
Constructed between 1920 and 1923, the bridge was the first non-toll bridge to span the Piscataqua River between Portsmouth and Kittery.
The bridge was constructed as a joint venture between Maine, New Hampshire and the federal government.