PORTSMOUTH, NH (CBS) – A nearly century-old bridge that connects New Hampshire to Maine has been shut down.

Officials have decided the 88-year-old Memorial Bridge on Route 1 from Portsmouth to Kittery is too dangerous to remain open.

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The two states are working on a replacement.

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Construction of a new span is still about a year away.

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In the meantime, drivers can still get back and forth using the Route 1 bypass and the I-95 bridge.