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Construction Begins on New Loon Bridge

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Lincoln, NH - Construction is now underway to replace the bridge that connects Loon Mountain Resort with New Hampshire Route 112/Kancamagus Highway.

The bridge, which spans the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River and serves as the main entrance to the resort, was extensively damaged by Tropical Storm Irene in August of 2011. A temporary two-lane bridge is in place and will remain in service until the new bridge opens to traffic, which is expected in early 2017.

The new, three-lane bridge is being built 100 feet downstream from the existing span, with construction expected to last two years. The temporary bridge will remain in place during that time, with no change to traffic or parking. The temporary bridge will be taken down once the new bridge opens.

"We have been working with the Town of Lincoln on this bridge replacement and we're excited to have the project underway," said Rick Kelley, Loon's president and general manager. "The new bridge will make it easier for our guests and area homeowners to access the Resort."

HEB Engineers of Conway is leading the project, with construction performed by R.M. Piper Inc. of Plymouth.