January 21, 2018
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NH to line up $100 million to replace bridge, awaits word from Maine

The Associated Press
Contributed | BDN
Contributed | BDN

KITTERY, Maine — Everyone agrees that the Memorial Bridge linking New Hampshire and Maine is in desperate need of repair or replacement, but questions linger about who will pay for it.

New Hampshire is lining up about $100 million in state and federal money to replace the bridge over the Piscataqua River, but Maine hasn’t committed to a set amount.

Maine Transportation Commissioner David Cole told the New Hampshire Union Leader that Maine wants to pay its fair share, but is waiting for the results of a study on the bridge.

Officials from both states applied for an $80 million stimulus grant last year but both were rejected, in part because the proposals didn’t include enough state money.

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