- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 14, 2016

KITTERY, Maine (AP) - Transportation officials say work to replace the bridge connecting Kittery, Maine, and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is on schedule and on budget.

The Portsmouth Herald reports (https://bit.ly/25V4zzX ) Maine Department of Transportation chief engineer Joyce Taylor said Monday that most of the work on the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge has been underwater, making it difficult for the public to see its progress.

Workers have installed the first lift tower pier. The next is scheduled to be installed after the Fourth of July.

Officials with Cianbro, the contractor tasked with completing the $170 million project, say 130 employees have logged 274,000 work hours at the site over a span of 605 days. Safety supervisor Mike Franck says no work-related injuries have been recorded so far.

The bridge will close permanently in November.

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Information from: Portsmouth Herald, https://www.seacoastonline.com


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