Mar
06
    
BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS By Peter Kellman

BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS

By Peter Kellman

It got to the point where the Clamshell had the political power to force the state of New Hampshire to force Public Service to allow the Clamshell to use three acres on the nuclear plant construction site for a two-day demonstration. Diane Garand walked down and got a building permit from the town of Seabrook for a stage, a windmill, a dome and a bridge. She wanted it done legally.

Part of the Clam’s deal with the state was that we could get on the property early for the construction and set up, but we couldn’t come through the main gate where the demonstrators would march in. The Seabrook town dump abutted Public Service property with a drainage ditch in between. Diane got permission for our set-up crews to go in through the dump. So we pre-fabbed a bridge, the Bridge Over Troubled Waters, that went from the dump to the demonstration site for the set-up crews to cross over onto the site.

After the demonstration, we had a ceremony at the Bridge over Troubled Waters and we donated the bridge to the town of Seabrook. The selectman who received it made a speech in which Seabrook accepted the bridge. He said that it was the first time in his memory that anything had been donated to the town of Seabrook.

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