Dover Point Bridge

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Dover Point Bridge

Dover Point Bridge

The Dover Point Bridge was built in 1865. On March 14, 1918 one half of the old Dover Point bridge was swept away by a large sheet of ice from Great Bay. Over 700 Dover people, mostly Newington Shipyard workers, were stranded on the Newington side of the bridge. It took several months to repair the bridge and in the meantime people traveling by car from Newington to Dover had to go by way of Stratham, Newmarket and Durham. The bridge carried both automobile traffic and the Portsmouth & Dover Railroad. It was replaced by the General Sullivan bridge in 1934.


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