Inspection to Start on Sarah Mildred Long Bridge
A bridge between New Hampshire and Maine that was hit by an oil tanker will remain closed as crews start to inspect the damage. The oil tanker broke loose from a pier on Monday and struck the heavily traveled bridge. While transportation officials say the collision caused structural damage to the bridge and damage to the tanker, there was no evidence of leaking from the vessel. The bridge is owned by Maine and New Hampshire. The New Hampshire Department of Transportation says the bridge will remain closed until a thorough inspection and engineering analysis and repairs are done. The inspection and analysis was expected to start early Tuesday morning.