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Sun April 21, 2013
Sarah Long Bridge Repairs Ramp Up
Repair crews will start working seven day weeks Sunday to bring the Sarah Long Bridge back into service.
Updated damage assessments have extended the expected repair date to roughly May 25th, according to the New Hampshire Department of Transportation spokesman Bill Boynton.
“They’re gonna be working from dusk til dawn, seven days a week. And once they get the staging in place there may be a reevaluation as to whether they should go or can go 24 hours a day.”
Removal of lead paint on the bridge and fabrication of needed steel parts have been underway since the Portuguese tanker collided with the bridge on April 1st. Boynton says on-site repairs are ramping up now as the barge, crane and materials arrive and a temporary support structure is constructed.