For more details about the project, click the corresponding map closest to your area: 131, 132, 133
Bristol, NH is located along the proposed route for the Northern Pass (NPT) line, the transmission line in Bristol will be:
- 2.5 miles of overhead in existing rights-of-way
- +/- 320 kV DC (direct current)
Photo simulations were created to show what the Northern Pass line will look like from locations where people would potentially see it. These photo simulations were produced by Terrence J. DeWan & Associates, a professional landscape architecture and planning firm in Yarmouth, Maine, known for their work on visual impact assessments throughout New England.
Proposed HVDC: Minimum = 70 ft, Maximum = 100 ft, Most Common* = 85 ft
Existing Structures: Minimum = 42 ft, Maximum = 88 ft, Most Common* = 43 ft
Relocated Structures: Minimum = 50 ft, Maximum = 120 ft, Most Common* = 50 ft, 79 ft, 92.5 ft & 120 ft
*Most common structure height refers to the structure height occurring with the greatest frequency.
Annual Tax Benefits (estimated)*
NPT Property Value: $9.4 million
Estimated First Year Property Tax Payments (range**): $112,678 - $215,075
Town’s 2014 Total Equalized Estimated Property Value: $443.4 million
NPT’s Percent of Total Property Value: 2%
* Actual taxes paid will
depend on the Fair Market Value of NPT property in the community, government
spending levels, other sources of revenue, and the tax base, over time.
** Ranges are based on the high and low of simulations using New
Hampshire Department of Revenue reported actual equalized 2014 New Hampshire
tax rates (municipal plus local education), tax base, and spending levels, and applying different growth rates,
and a range for estimated NPT cost in each community.