Sarah Long Bridge

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - A bridge being built between New Hampshire and Maine is about to open.
 
The new Sarah Mildred Long Bridge is replacing an old one connecting Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Kittery, Maine, along the Route 1 Bypass over the Piscataqua River. It was expected to open to traffic Friday afternoon.
 

A bridge being built between New Hampshire and Maine is now expected to open in May, although transportation officials say the $170 million project doesn't have serious problems.

The new Sarah Mildred Long Bridge will replace an old one connecting Portsmouth, N.H. and Kittery, Maine along the Route 1 Bypass over the Piscataqua River.

The bridge initially was scheduled to open last Sept 1. The Portsmouth Herald reports officials cited general contractor Cianbro's updated schedule for construction.

KITTERY, Maine - The Maine Department of Transportation is frustrated over delays in a bridge between Kittery, Maine, and Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
 
The new Sarah Long Bridge, which is being built at a cost of $170 million, was supposed to open Sept. 1, but there's still no opening date.
 
Ron Taylor from Maine DOT tells WGME-TV that it's been a "very long and challenging process.''