In fact, it might not ever open again to traffic.


According to the NHDOT, the bridge will not be fixed today (Tuesday), and it may never re-open, as a replacement bridge is scheduled to open Sept 1, 2017.

Officials have to determine whether it will be cost effective to do the repairs that could take a few weeks to complete.The bridge was scheduled to close in November.

Fourteen thousand vehicles use the 76 year old bridge daily between Portsmouth and Kittery along the Route 1 Bypass.

Drivers will have to use the Interstate 95 bridge or the Memorial Bridge in downtown Portsmouth.