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PORTSMOUTH, N.H.

Tanker that struck N.H.-Maine bridge can leave port

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The oil tanker that struck a bridge connecting New Hampshire and Maine has been allowed to leave port. The 473-foot tanker Harbour Feature struck the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge on April 1 after breaking away from a pier. The bridge was damaged and is closed for repair work. Bill Boynton of the state Transportation Department told the Portsmouth Herald that preliminary design work on the repairs is under way and that workers should arrive in the next couple of days.

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