Sarah Long Bridge

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.''