Who Wants To Buy A Bridge in Rye New Hampshire??

Rye New Hampshire – Historic Bridge For

Rye NH Seavey Creek Bridge - Ann Cummings Copyright 2008
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.

Where is this bridge for sale?  If you know where Odiorne
Point State Park
is on the Atlantic Ocean in Rye NH, you’re almost right on it.  Look for the
Odiorne Point boat launch, and it’s right there.

Rye New Hampshire For Sale - Seavey Creek Bridge - Ann Cummings 2008

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
.  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
Right-of-Way, 603-271-3222.

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!

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  1. Boy is that ever something!! I immediately thought of that phrase
    too…Maybe I can start looking for some beachfront property in Arizona
    next? (Just kidding or course) I am trying to think of the advantages
    of owning a bridge…what were the results of the auction?

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