Sarah Long Bridge http://nhpr.org en N.H., Maine Reach $1.3M Settlement For Sarah Long Bridge Repairs http://nhpr.org/post/nh-maine-reach-13m-settlement-sarah-long-bridge-repairs <p></p><p>The states of New Hampshire and Maine have reached a $1.3 million settlement with the owner of a tanker that struck the Sarah Long Bridge, forcing it to close for a six-week period last year.</p><p></p><p>Last April, the Portuguese tanker Harbour Feature broke loose from its mooring, striking the bridge that connects Portsmouth with Kittery, Maine.</p><p>New Hampshire Department of Transportation spokesman Bill Boynton says the $1.3 million settlement is split evenly between the two states.</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:11:54 +0000 Michael Brindley 45667 at http://nhpr.org N.H., Maine Reach $1.3M Settlement For Sarah Long Bridge Repairs Sarah Long Bridge Breaks In Frigid Temperatures http://nhpr.org/post/sarah-long-bridge-breaks-frigid-temperatures <p></p><p></p><p>1/24/13 AP Update:&nbsp;</p><p>Work has started to fix a lift bridge between New Hampshire and Maine that had gotten stuck and caused traffic problems along the seacoast.</p><p>The work could take up to two days. Conditions weren't optimal: Workers started at 7 a.m. Thursday in subzero weather. By noon, it got up to 12 degrees in Portsmouth.</p><p>Department spokesman Bill Boynton said authorities were performing a routine test on Sarah Long Bridge on Wednesday when it failed to close all the way, becoming stuck about a foot over the roadbed.</p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 20:59:27 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 20667 at http://nhpr.org Sarah Long Bridge Breaks In Frigid Temperatures Sarah Long Bridge Side Railings Hazardous http://nhpr.org/post/sarah-long-bridge-side-railings-hazardous <p style="margin-bottom: 0pt;"><font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">Another bridge between Portsmouth and Kittery Maine is undergoing emergency repairs. <o:p></o:p></font></font></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0pt;"><font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">Side railings on the Sarah Long, or Middle Bridge are so rusty; they present a hazard to any vehicle that accidentally slides into them. So, the two states are taking emergency measures to protect motorists. <o:p></o:p></font></font></p> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 20:44:25 +0000 Roger Wood 2764 at http://nhpr.org