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Portsmouth in Rockingham County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

US Route 1 Bypass of Portsmouth, NH (1940)

 
 
US Route 1 Bypass of Portsmouth NH 1940 Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 13, 2015
1. US Route 1 Bypass of Portsmouth NH 1940 Marker
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The Bypass was part of a major New Deal project to move U.S. Route 1 traffic away from the congested streets of downtown Portsmouth. The Bypass created a second Piscataqua River crossing into Maine via the Interstate (Sarah M. Long) Bridge. The highway’s wide divided lanes and grade separations were the first in the state, earning it the title "New Hampshire’s Most Modern Highway." Today, the U.S. Route 1 Bypass is one of the oldest signed bypasses in the country’s numbered route system.
 
Erected 2013 by New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. (Marker Number 234.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsRoads & VehiclesWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1940.
 
Location. 43° 4.43′ N, 70° 46.854′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in Rockingham County. Marker is on Woodbury Avenue near US 1 Bypass. Marker is in the parking lot of the NH Liquor and Wine Outlet Store #38, just off I-95, at the Rotary, on the eponymous US 1 Bypass. Touch for map.
US Route 1 Bypass of Portsmouth NH 1940 Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 13, 2015
2. US Route 1 Bypass of Portsmouth NH 1940 Marker
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Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Woodbury Avenue, Portsmouth NH 03801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Soldiers and Sailors Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away); Spanish American War Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); New Hampshire's First Black Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Dedicated to the men of the USS Thresher (SSN 593) (approx. 0.9 miles away); U.S.S. Albacore (approx. 0.9 miles away); U.S.S. O9 SS-70 (approx. 0.9 miles away); U.S.S. Squalus SS-192 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Still On Patrol (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
US Route 1 Bypass of Portsmouth NH 1940 Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 13, 2015
3. US Route 1 Bypass of Portsmouth NH 1940 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2015, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 329 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on May 27, 2021, by William Ricker of Boston, Massachusetts. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 13, 2015, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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