BREAKING: Sarah Mildred Long Bridge Could be Closed for Good
It's quite possible, that you may have taken your very last trip over the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge.
New Hampshire Department of Transportation officials say the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge remains closed to traffic following a malfunction over the weekend and it's possible the span may never reopen.
Because federal law mandates river traffic takes precedence over vehicles, the lift span was raised early Monday morning and now remains stuck in the up position.
The 76-year old bridge carries an average of 14,000 vehicles a day. It's scheduled to be closed permanently in early November to make way for a new Sarah Long Bridge, which is scheduled to open in September 2017.
Detours are in place for either the I-95 "High Level" Bridge or the Memorial Bridge between New Hampshire and Maine.