(Dover, NH) - Dover officials are confident that the new Whittier Street Bridge will be open by Thanksgiving.

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Area residents, school and COAST busses have been inconvenienced by the road closure as crews demolished the old bridge, changed the angle of approach and constructed a new bridge over the Cochecho River.

Don Briand photo

 

Extra crews were added in August, working 6 days a week in an effort to complete the project that started last November.

City officials this week reported that the new bridge should be ready by the projected Thanksgiving week opening.