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Part of NH-Maine Bridge to be Put in Place
01/15/2012 6:43 AM ET  

A section of the new Memorial Bridge connecting New Hampshire and Maine is moving to its new location.

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) _ The bridge's new south span is expected to be transported by barge from the State Pier in Portsmouth onto rebuilt piers in the Piscataqua River on Tuesday.

Crews will then be adjusting the 300-foot-long span's elevation with a temporary jacking system onto the bearing on the top of each pier.

The barge is expected to be moved out from the under the bridge during low tide on Tuesday night.

Workers will then start to assemble the north span which is expected to be put in place in March.


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