The new Sarah Mildred Long Bridge awaits its new lift span. Bridge builders got some help from the tides to install the 3-million-pound center lift span for the new Sarah Mildred Long Bridge, which connects Kittery, Maine, and Portsmouth, New Hampshire. On October 17, the span was floated in on barges across the Piscataqua River. Then on October 18, the rising tide lifted the span above the bearings. It was later positioned into place so the receding tide would lower it onto the bearings.