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Newmarket, N.H.

Councilors seek cheaper bridge design

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Town councilors have sent the designer of a proposed pedestrian bridge back to the drawing board in hopes of building it at a lower cost. The latest estimate for the bridge is $780,000, or about $150,000 more than the councilors hoped. It is the second time the councillors asked for a redesign. A previous estimate for the bridge came in at $1.18 million. If built, the glass-enclosed bridge would pass over Route 108 from Newmarket Mills to the parking lot near the town library. It is intended to make the downtown more friendly to pedestrians.

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