New Sarah Mildred Long Bridge Hailed as N.H.-Maine Economic Link

Jun 8, 2018

U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H.
Credit Allegra Boverman for NHPR

New Hampshire Sen. Maggie Hassan is contributing a commemorative letter about the new Sarah Mildred Long Bridge to a time capsule.

The bridge connects the state to Maine. She'll start at the Kittery, Maine, side on Friday, where she plans to highlight the importance of the bridge as a vital economic link for the region and for the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

The time capsule will serve as a reflection of life in northern New England in 2018 and will be placed at a later time.

Hassan, a Democrat, prioritized construction of the new bridge as New Hampshire governor in the bipartisan 10-year transportation plan signed into law in 2014.