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Apr 6, 2015 7:44 PM

Metal pile cleaned up at Port of NH


PORTSMOUTH - A nearly 60-foot pile of metal scrap that built up over a decade at the Port of New Hampshire in Portsmouth has been cleaned up and now something else has taken its place.

Grimmel Industries had a contract with the state to keep the scrap pile there - but the state let the control self-expire on Dec. 31, 2014.

Now, the yard where the pile stood is filled with parts for a new bridge that connects Maine to the Granite State.

The cleanup of all the scrap took a lot of time and effort - but port managers say it has finally been completed.

"What people coming by today will see out here in the port terminal (is) steel pipe piles, structural steel members that are used to build a trestle bridge from which the contractor will work as they construct the new bridge itself," said Port Director Geno Marconi.

The Maine Department of Transportation has a deal worth more than $1 million with New Hampshire to use the space.


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