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

US Route 1 Bypass of Portsmouth, NH (1940)

 
 
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By James R. Murray, July 13, 2015
1. US Route 1 Bypass of Portsmouth NH 1940 Marker
Inscription.
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.)
 
Location. 43° 4.459′ N, 70° 46.881′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in Rockingham County. Marker is on Woodbury Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in the parking lot of the NH Liquor and Wine Outlet Store #38, just off I-95. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Woodbury Avenue, Portsmouth NH 03801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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); North Cemetery
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
(approx. one mile away); John Paul Jones House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Frank Jones's Hotels (approx. 1.1 miles away); Portsmouth NH World War II Marker (approx. 1.1 miles away); 18 Congress (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
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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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2015, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 229 times since then and 38 times this year. 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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