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Swing Bridge Construction Update: Week of July 8, 2024

Submitted by Sara Mendillo

(July 8, 2024) — The Connecticut Department of Transportation advises the following construction activities at the Haddam/East Haddam Swing Bridge (Route 82) for the upcoming week of July 8, 2024:

Overnight Bridge Closures

The contractor will be performing overnight bridge closures as follows:

  • Monday night (7/8/24) – 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday night (7/9/24) – 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances could impact these scheduled closures. Any changes will be communicated. 

63-Hour Bridge Closure (Upcoming)

  • Full bridge closure to vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians is scheduled from Sunday, July 14, 2024 at 8:00 p.m. to Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at 11:00 a.m.

Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances could impact this scheduled closure. Rescheduling will be communicated. 

Marine Advisory

Boaters are advised that the Swing Bridge opening schedule for 7/8/24 through 7/13/24 will be as follows:

  • Monday at 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday at 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday at 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Be advised that the contractor is still working through the testing stages of the new mechanicals on the swing span so potential delays, or openings being cancelled, could occur if technical issues arise during a swing attempt.

Additionally, 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.

Be advised that in the location where the contractor has removed scaffolding, there is approximately three feet of additional clearance.

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, and has been adjusted to reflect the vertical clearance to the contractor’s suspended scaffold. The tide board WEBCAM for monitoring the clearance can be viewed 24/7 from our project website homepage on Camera 3.

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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