- Associated Press - Friday, May 8, 2015

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A project to replace a 100-year-old bridge across the Merrimack River in Concord is behind schedule due to delayed federal funding.

The Concord Monitor reports (https://bit.ly/1Kpy7H3) construction should have started in early spring to demolish and rebuild the Sewalls Falls Bridge, which was shut down in December due to safety concerns.

Federal dollars are expected to pay for 80 percent of the $10 million project. But the city of Concord has not received the money or permission to hire a contractor.

A replacement project has been in the works for more than a decade. About 3,000 cars passed over the bridge daily before it closed.

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Information from: Concord Monitor, https://www.cmonitor.com

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