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Apr 1, 2016 1:35 PM

Historic bridge up for sale in Hooksett, minimum bid set at $1

HOOKSETT - There's only a few days left if you'd like to buy a historic bridge in Hooksett.

The Town of Hooksett, along with funding from the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT), is looking to replace the Lilac Bridge - also known as the Hooksett Village Bridge - built in 1909 and located over the Merrimack River.

Due to it's significant engineering, the bridge is eligible to be named in the National Register of Historic Places.

The town is accepting bids for the full or partial re-use of the existing historic Pratt truss structure, where the minimum bid is $1 "and shall include a proposal describing how the bridge would be dismantled, moved, re-used and preserved."

Proposals will be accepted until 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

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