CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – The New Hampshire Senate has voted unanimously in favor of naming a bridge in Newport in honor of a soldier killed in Iraq last year.

The Specialist Justin A. Rollins Memorial Bridge crosses the Sugar River in Newport, where the 22-year-old Rollins grew up and graduated from high school. It formerly was called the Elm Street Bridge.

Rollins was killed by a roadside bomb blast in Samarra, Iraq, on March 5, 2007. He was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Rollins parents were on the Senate floor when the vote was taken Thursday and were presented with a record of the roll call vote, signed by all 24 members of the Senate.

The bill now heads to the House for further action.


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