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Lebanon Officials Delay Bill That Would Name New Bridge

Officials in Lebanon have successfully postponed a vote by the State senate that would name the new Route 4 bridge that spans from West Lebanon, New Hampshire to White River Junction, Vermont after Korean War veterans.

According to the Valley News, Lebanon officials first caught wind of the proposal during a joint meeting in January with members of the city’s state legislative delegation. The naming bill was sponsored by a Londonderry senator after he was approached by military veterans during an event, but officials in Lebanon argued that members of the community should have an opportunity to weigh in on a potential name.

The $10.7 million dollar bridge was opened in November, replacing the original structure built way back in 1936. The status of the bill is now listed as “interim study,” meaning it will not be brought to vote this year.

The Lebanon city council will discuss the bridge during tonight’s meeting. The removal of the temporary bridge which spanned the river during the construction is also underway.

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