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KITTERY, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Replacing the Sarah Long Bridge should cost less than previously thought.

The bridge, which carries Route 1 over the Piscataqua river between Portsmouth, NH and Kittery, is slated to be replaced in 2014.

The original estimate to replace the bridge came in at $172 million. The new estimate is revised down $12 million to $160 million.

The DOT says the savings include reexamining design, engineering, property acquisition and the construction itself.

The bridge is currently closed for repairs after an unmoored tanker slammed into the thing, damaging spans and support structures.