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Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for New Adams Memorial Bridge on Dec. 14

Monday, December 12, 2016

Lincoln, NH (Dec. 12, 2016) - Loon Mountain Resort, together with officials from the Town of Lincoln, will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly-constructed Adams Memorial Bridge on Wednesday, December 14th at 10 a.m.

The bridge, which spans the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River and connects Loon Mountain Resort with New Hampshire Route 112/Kancamagus Highway, was extensively damaged by Tropical Storm Irene on August 28, 2011. The new bridge opened to traffic in September and is named in honor of Loon's founder, the late New Hampshire Gov. Sherman Adams. Officials from Loon and the Town of Lincoln will make remarks at the ceremony, as will a representative from the office of U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen.

"We have been working with the Town of Lincoln on this bridge replacement for several years," said Rick Kelley, Loon's President and General Manager. "We're excited to have the project finished."

The new bridge is supported by a pier of concrete and micropiles of steel and enforced rebar built deep into the riverbed, allowing the structure to withstand extreme weather events. The 290-foot-long bridge was built 100 feet downstream from the original span. The $6.6 million project was funded 75 percent by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 20 percent by the State of New Hampshire Department of Transportation, and five percent by the Town of Lincoln. HEB Engineers of Conway, N.H. designed the bridge, with construction by R.M. Piper Inc. of Plymouth, N.H.