DOVER, New Hampshire (NEWS CENTER) -- It was a scary day on the water for two people in New Hampshire Sunday, when their sailboat nearly overturned near the General Sullivan Bridge between Dover and Newington.
Someone passing by noticed the boat just after 6:30 Sunday night and called the Marine Patrol. Marine Patrol officers say the boat had a motor but it stopped working near the bridge, and the current pulled the boat against a bridge abutment.
Officers were able to pull the sailboat to safety, and say there were no injuries and no damage to the boat or bridge.
Several years ago authorities debated removing the bridge, which has been closed to vehicles since 1984.
The U.S. Coast Guard advocated for its demolition, saying the bridge is a navigational hazard.
Authorities say the bridge still has value as a historic site and also for pedestrian and bicycle traffic.