(Dover, NH) - The girders for the new Whittier Street Bridge arrived in Dover Wednesday, drawing a lot of attention and causing a few traffic delays. 

Don Briand photo

These girders are 125-feet long, so they did not corner too easily.

Because of that, the drivers had to back their way to the construction site, starting at the corner of Central Avenue and Washington Street.  One of the drivers told me it was a 2-mile trip!

The pace of work on the bridge is picking up, with crews working 6 days a week in hopes of opening the new bridge
by Thanksgiving.