PORTSMOUTH, N.H.  — A New Hampshire transportation official says the Memorial Bridge between Portsmouth and Kittery, may need to be closed to traffic permanently.

Bob Landry of the New Hampshire Transportation Department says the results of a bridge inspection last week are “not looking good.”

He says the full results of an inspection done last week should be available by the end of the week.

Landry tells the Portsmouth Herald the state will not spend the money to do temporary repairs on the bridge.

The states of Maine and New Hampshire have agreed to replace the Memorial Bridge. Demolition begins in 18 months.

A replacement bridge will not be ready for traffic for at least three years.