NH River Officials Push for Bridge Replacement

The Sarah Mildred Long Bridge, seen from Kittery, Maine. Photo/Wikipedia

SeaCoastOnline: As Maine and New Hampshire look toward the rehabilitation of the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge 5 to 6 years from now, Piscataqua River officials continue their public call for a new bridge instead.

The Piscataqua River Economic Development Committee was formed after the two states announced plans to rehabilitate Long Bridge. Members say the bridge’s center span at 200 feet is too narrow for many ships that need to get to terminals up river. And the future of the industry is toward wider and longer ships, they say.

They are “going public” with their concerns at an informational presentation Wednesday, June 8, at 7:00 p.m. at Portsmouth Public Library.

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