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Swing Bridge Update: Boaters Take Note; Week of August 21, 2023

Submitted by Sara Mendillo

The Connecticut Department of Transportation advises the following construction activities for the week of August 21, 2023:

63-Hour Bridge Closure: 

  • Full bridge closure to vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians. The scheduled time of this closure is Sunday, August 20, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. until Wednesday, August 23, 2023 at 11:00 a.m.

In addition to this week’s sixty-three-hour closure, there will be overnight bridge closures on Wednesday night, August 23, 2023 and Thursday night, August 24, 2023 as follows:

  • Wednesday night (8/23) into Thursday morning (8/24) – 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
  • Thursday night (8/24) into Friday morning (8/25) – 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR BOATERS: The section of suspended scaffold beneath the bridge in Span 4 (channel that is closest to the East Haddam shoreline) will be reinstalled this Wednesday, August 23, 2023.  Please pay special attention to the tide clearance boards for gauging clearance at the time of passage. The boards are located on the swing span pivot pier and the bulkhead at Goodspeed; both have been adjusted to reflect the vertical clearances to the contractor’s suspended scaffold. -Navigational beacons have been installed on the bridge to designate the channel.

  • 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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