New Hampshire Department of Transportation—Roger Ranger’s Bridge Replacement

New Hampshire DOT and the Vermont Agency of Transportation worked together to address aging infrastructure to keep the economy (and people) moving.

The US Route 2 bridge connects the northern rural areas of New Hampshire to the I-93 and I-91 corridors in eastern Vermont, which connects the area to Canada to the north and Boston and other metropolitan areas to the south, as well as to the Maine seaports to the east. It is a critical facility for the movement of people and goods locally, regionally, and nationally and a replacement was necessary to keep everyone and everything moving smoothly.

NHDOT embarked on an $11.6 million project to upgrade this vital bridge with its partner, the Vermont Agency of Transportation, which stood on the other side of the bridge. After six years of internal coordination between the two DOTs, the new bridge was opened in June 2021, allowing people to get to their destinations and supporting the local and regional economy.