North span of NH-Maine bridge readies for float-in
KITTERY, Maine (AP) — The north span of the new Memorial Bridge connecting New Hampshire and Maine is getting ready for its big entrance.
The span is expected to be floated in at about 1 a.m. Wednesday. Stephen DelGrosso of contractor Archer Western tells the Portsmouth Herald (http://bit.ly/WKLePs) the tide and currents dictate that the float-in start early.
The move toward the Kittery side of the bridge would be completed by 8 a.m.
The barge Cape Cod — on which the north span is being built at the Port of New Hampshire —is expected to be moved through the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge on Tuesday afternoon, then be tied up on the downriver side awaiting the float-in.
The new Memorial Bridge connecting Portsmouth and Kittery is scheduled to open to traffic this summer.
Information from: Portsmouth Herald, http://www.seacoastonline.com