Rye New Hampshire – Historic Bridge For
Yep, you read that correctly – we do, in fact, have a bridge
for sale right here in Rye New Hampshire. And it’s also one that’s
eligible for being listed in the National Register of Historic Places due to the
significance of its engineering.
Why is this historic bridge being offered up for auction? Federal law
stipulates that all historic bridges must be offered to the public before any
demolition can take place.
Details of the bridge:
- 22 feet long
- 6 feet
by 16 feet floor structure
- 4.3 foot sidewalk on one side, 3.5 foot
sidewalk on the other side
If you’re seriously interested in owning this bridge, you must submit a
written bid by July 16, 2008. These bids will be opened on the 17th of
Those involved in the bid process have stated that the highest money offered
may not necessarily be the winning bid. The person bidding will be interviewed
to show just how they will remove the bridge, how the bridge will be used once
removed, and they’ll also have to demonstrate what they intend to do to preserve
the historic integrity of the bridge.
Notes of interest to those thinking of placing a bid:
- minimum bid is
- up to $70,000 will be available to assist in the moving and
reconstruction of the bridge
- bridge is being sold ‘as is’.
We’ve probably all heard that saying, “I’ve got a bridge I can sell
you”. Now you’ve heard that there really is a bridge for sale here
in Rye New Hampshire!
To get a bidder’s package, you need to contact Phillip Miles or Dawn
Pulica of the New Hampshire Department of Transportation’s Bureau of
If you’re interested in New Hampshire real estate in the
Portsmouth NH and Rye NH area, call me today at 888-349-5678 x
3839, or send
me an email, and let’s talk real estate!
Ann Cummings, New Hampshire REALTOR
RE/MAX Coast to Coast
Coastal Areas of NH & Southern Maine