If you’ve been wondering about the progress of the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge replacement, Roger Wood Indepth spoke to the engineer in charge at the scene. Ron Taylor was at the bridge construction, now underway in the Piscataqua River, near the old deteriorating span.
Ron Taylor with the Maine D.O.T. Meanwhile, the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) announces the continuation of the six-month interim structural inspection at the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge in Portsmouth is scheduled to begin Monday, Nov. 2 and continue through Friday, Nov. 6, as well as Monday, Nov. 9 if needed.
This lift bridge carries the U.S. Route 1 Bypass over the Piscataqua River between Portsmouth, N.H., and Kittery, Maine.
The Long Bridge will have lane closures as needed and as weather permits, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily for up to six days.
Flag persons, electronic message signs, and warning signs will be used to notify drivers of the lane closure.
Motorists traveling between Portsmouth and Kittery are asked to use alternate routes if possible to avoid delays.
In the event of adverse weather, the inspection work may be delayed until the next suitable workday.