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Inspection to Start on Damaged NH-Maine Bridge
04/02/2013 10:10 AM ET  

Officials say the structural damage is serious and plan a more detailed analysis of the damage caused when a tanker struck the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge Monday.

ew Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan and State officials inspect damaged Sarah Mildred Long bridge.

New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan and state officials today inspect the damage to the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge.

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) _ A bridge between New Hampshire and Maine that was hit by an oil tanker will remain closed as crews start to inspect the damage.

New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan visited the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge on Tuesday morning. Officials say the structural damage is serious and planned a more detailed analysis.

The oil tanker broke loose from a pier on Monday and struck the heavily traveled bridge connecting Portsmouth, N.H., to Kittery, Maine. While transportation officials say the collision caused structural damage to the bridge and damage to the tanker, there was no evidence of leaking from the vessel.

The bridge is owned by Maine and New Hampshire.

Photo by Roger Wood.


 

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