Settled in 1623 Portsmouth has some wonderful historic colonial homes and views to offer. Strolling through the old narrow streets where the houses sit literally right on the street is always a treat on a warm summers day. Many of the gardens of these old homes are well tended and quite beautiful.
Located on the Piscatiqua river the Memorial Bridge connecting Portsmouth to Kittery, Maine was the first major vertical lift bridge built in the nation. In the summertime the bridge raises and lowers every 1/2 hour during the day to allow sail boats or ships to pass through.
Dedicated in 1923 to World War I sailors and soldiers, currently this bridge is considered historic and on the national endangered list. In need of a major overhaul which will cost multi-millions it’s anyone’s guess what will happen in the next few years. Demolition or restoration … surely it will be a hot topic among the locals and state officials.