June 08, 2018

Senator Hassan Celebrates New Sarah Mildred Long Bridge

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Senator Hassan speaks at the celebration of the newly replaced Sarah Mildred Long Bridge.

KITTERY, ME – Senator Maggie Hassan today participated in the celebration of the newly replaced Sarah Mildred Long Bridge, where she highlighted the importance of the bridge as a vital economic link for the region and for the country’s national security given the support it provides to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

Senator Hassan joined Maine Governor Paul LePage, Senator Susan Collins, and leaders from the Maine and New Hampshire Departments of Transportation to celebrate the long-awaited completion of the bridge. As part of the celebration, a time capsule was unveiled that will be placed at a later date and serve as a reflection of life in Northern New England in 2018. Senator Hasan contributed a commemorative letter to the time capsule.

“The Sarah Mildred Long Bridge is a vital economic link for the region and for the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, which is critical to our national security,” Senator Hassan said.  “As Governor, I was proud to prioritize construction of the new Sarah Mildred Long Bridge in the bipartisan Ten-Year Transportation Plan and to support the TIGER Grants that helped make this new bridge possible. I am thrilled to celebrate the long-awaited completion of this project, and will continue working to ensure that New Hampshire has the strong, modern transportation infrastructure that will help our people, businesses, and communities thrive.”

Senator Hassan has played an instrumental role in helping to make the replacement of the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge possible and in working to ensure that New Hampshire has a strong and modern transportation infrastructure system. As Governor of New Hampshire, Senator Hassan prioritized construction of the new Sarah Mildred Long Bridge in the bipartisan Ten-Year Transportation Plan that she signed into law in 2014. The Senator has also supported the TIGER Grants that helped fund the project. In 2015, the Senator joined Senator Shaheen, as well as elected officials from Maine, at the kick-off construction event, where she highlighted the importance of investing in this critical transportation project for both the state’s economy and national security. 

 

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