Sarah Mildred Long Bridge in Portsmouth Closed For Good

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Sarah Mildred Long Bridge

Roger Wood

Roger Wood

The states of New Hampshire and Maine have now made it official  that the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge will remain closed.

There are now only two bridges open between New Hampshire and Maine in the Seacoast. After problems with the Middle or Sarah Mildred Long Bridge developed, engineers raised the bridge deck to the highest position so that ships can pass underneath.

They also found that it would cost a million dollars just to temporarily repair the span, which is scheduled for permanent closure in November. A new bridge is scheduled to open next fall.

Roger Wood spoke to Bill Boynton of the NH Department of Transportation about the decision.

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