Portsmouth in Rockingham County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
US Route 1 Bypass of Portsmouth, NH (1940)
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 walking distance of this marker. Soldiers and Sailors Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away); Spanish American War Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); U.S.S. Albacore (approx. 0.9 miles away); U.S.S. O9 SS-70 U.S.S. Squalus SS-192 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Still On Patrol (approx. 0.9 miles away); New Hampshire's First Black Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); North Cemetery (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
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