63-hour Closures Scheduled For East Haddam Swing Bridge, Starting June 11


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EAST HADDAM — A new weekly schedule of 63-hour closures of Route 82 over the Connecticut River at the East Haddam Swing Bridge will begin Sunday evening, June 11. 

Under the new schedule, the bridge will be closed Sundays starting at 8 p.m. and will reopen on Wednesdays no later than 11 a.m., according to the Connecticut Department of Transportation.

The new 63-hour closure schedule will occur every week through late fall, excluding state-observed holiday weekends. All traffic, including pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles will be prohibited from the bridge during the closures. 

American Bridge Company built the iconic bridge in 1913 and was awarded a $55 million state contract in 2022 to renovate and repair and replace the structural and electrical components. In addition, a $23 million cantilevered pedestrian bridge will also be constructed as part of the project. 

During the night closures, traffic will be detoured to the I-95 Baldwin Bridge in Old Saybrook and Old Lyme, and to the Arrigoni Bridge in Middletown and Portland. 

Inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances could cause cancellations or changes in the closure schedule. 

Check for weekly updates here. To opt-in for text alerts, text the word SWINGBRIDGE to 888777. Questions related to construction can be emailed to dotproject40-141@ct.gov.