PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — A bridge being built between New Hampshire and Maine is now expected to open on March 30.

The new Sarah Mildred Long Bridge will replace an old one connecting Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Kittery, Maine, along the Route 1 Bypass over the Piscataqua River.

The bridge initially was scheduled to open last September. The Portsmouth Herald reports transportation officials say several nor’easters recently delayed some of the remaining weather-dependent work. Earlier this year, officials cited general contractor Cianbro’s updated schedule for construction.

The original bridge opened in 1940 and closed in August 2016. Construction of the new bridge began in 2015.


Information from: Portsmouth Herald, http://www.seacoastonline.com