THE 2 MILLION-POUND LIFT SPAN of the Memorial Bridge, connecting New Hampshire and Maine, is slowly dropped into a cradle on a barge on Wednesday in Portsmouth, N.H.

THE 2 MILLION-POUND LIFT SPAN of the Memorial Bridge, connecting New Hampshire and Maine, is slowly dropped into a cradle on a barge on Wednesday in Portsmouth, N.H.

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Workers have removed a 2 million-pound section of the historic Memorial Bridge linking Portsmouth to Kittery, Maine.

The removal had been scheduled for Tuesday, but prep work took longer than expected.

The lift span was lowered Wednesday and was positioned onto a barge around 10:30 p.m. The barge will float the span to a scrap yard in Everett, Mass.

Department of Transportation spokesman Bill Boynton says cutting through cables on the bridge “takes a while.”


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