Connecticut River Bridge to Remain Closed for Overnight Repairs

The existing Connecticut River Railroad Bridge (pictured) is scheduled to be replaced beginning in 2024 (CT Examiner)


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The railroad bridge spanning the Connecticut River between Old Saybrook and Old Lyme will be closed for maintenance Tuesday night.

The bridge won’t be able to open between 11 p.m. Tuesday and 4 a.m. Wednesday while Amtrak does maintenance on the miter rails of the tracks, Amtrak said on Monday.

Any boat able to pass under the bridge without it opening can still do so while the bridge is closed, and the bridge tender will be monitoring the radio, Amtrak said.

The 116-year old bridge serves the Northeast Corridor, including Amtrak and Shore Line East. It’s planned to be replaced in a $400 million, five-year-long project starting next year.