Officials in Lebanon held a public forum last week into the naming process of the Route 4 bridge spanning from West Lebanon into White River Junction, Vermont. The discussion was prompted in response to opposition of a proposal from a Londonderry senator to name the bridge in honor of Korean War veterans.
According to the Valley News several residents spoke out in favor of naming the bridge after Korean War veterans, citing a nearby bridge named after Vietnam veterans. Others called for a more localized, or all-encompassing name.
The bridge was completed late last year at a cost of $10.7 million dollars, and carriers some 13,000 vehicles over the Connecticut River each day. The original bridge at that location was built in 1936.
Councilors say they will now create a task force to garner additional community input before it comes to a final decision next fall.