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Bridge Repairs Could Affect Fuel Deliveries
01/25/2013 8:40 AM ET  

Transportation officials said tanker deliveries of products such as heating oil could be affected if a lift bridge that got stuck between New Hampshire and Maine isn't fixed soon.

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) _ Crews are resuming work on the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge on Friday. The bridge over the Piscataqua River connects Portsmouth, NH, to Kittery, Maine.

The center span of the bridge stopped working Wednesday when workers were performing a routine test. The span was stuck about a foot above its normal level, preventing cars from crossing the bridge and making it impossible for ships to pass under it.

Capt. Peter Johnson of Portsmouth Pilots told WMUR-TV ships are due soon with heating oil, biodiesel fuel and gypsum coal. Another ship was coming to load propane out of the port.

 

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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