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Swing Bridge Construction Update: Week of April 22, 2024

Submitted by Sara Mendillo

(April 22, 2024) — The Connecticut Department of Transportation advises the following construction activities will take place at the Haddam/East Haddam Swing Bridge (Route 82) during the upcoming week of April 22, 2024:

63-Hour Bridge Closure

No 63-hour bridge closure this week. (63-hour bridge closures will resume Sunday (4/28/24) at 8:00 p.m. unless otherwise advised)

Overnight Bridge Closures

The contractor will be performing overnight bridge closures this week as follows:

  • Mon. night into Tues. morning – 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
  • Tues. night into Wed. morning – 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
  • Wed. night into Thur. morning – 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
  • Thurs. night into Fri. morning – 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
  • Fri. night into Sat. morning – 11:30 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.

Marine Advisory

Swing Bridge openings to mariners from now through August 31, 2024 will be as follows:

  • Monday through Thursday openings at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday through Sunday openings at 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
  • During 63-hour bridge closures, the bridge will remain in the closed position. NO OPENINGS for boats will occur.
  • Mariners are advised that on weeks when 63-hour bridge closures occur, the Swing Bridge openings will be as follows:
  • Monday through Wednesday NO openings.
  • Thursday openings at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday through Sunday openings at 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Inclement weather and other unforeseen circumstances have the potential to impact the actual dates of these 63-hour closures. A mariner notice will be issued at least 24-hours prior to the start of a cancellation.

Be advised that the swing span is still working through the testing stage for swinging. On days when gusts are 25 mph or higher, swing span openings will be cancelled. Mariners intending to pass through the bridge are encouraged to monitor the wind forecast on their navigation day and call the bridge operator.

The contractor has temporarily removed a portion of their suspended scaffold to provide additional vertical clearance for boats that generally do not require the bridge to swing open to pass through.

The tide clearance board is recommended as the best reference for gauging clearance at time of passage. The board is located on the bulkhead at Goodspeed, it has been adjusted to reflect the vertical clearance to the contractor’s suspended scaffold. Be advised that there is approximately three feet of additional clearance in the location where the scaffold has been temporarily removed.

The bridge operator can be reached at 860-218-4973.

Text Alerts

  • You can sign up for TEXT Alerts to receive notifications on bridge closures and re-openings, closure cancellations, and any emergency closures. To opt in, text the word SWINGBRIDGE to 888777. (Message and Data rates may apply). In addition to SMS messages, if you would like to receive Swing Bridge open/closed status notices via email or a voice call from Everbridge, please click here to enter the required information. Message and data rates may apply. Reply HELP for help, STOP to opt out.

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