Due to the recent heavy rains and continued flooding of the Connecticut River, the bridge closure dates for the East Haddam Swing Bridge scheduled for October 31, November 2, and November 4, 2005 have been postponed once again.  The new bridge closure dates are November 7, 9, and 11, 2005.  On these dates, the East Haddam Swing Bridge carrying Route 82 over the Connecticut River will be closed.  During this time, all vehicular traffic will be detoured.  There will be no bridge openings for marine traffic.  Marine traffic that does not require a bridge opening will be allowed to pass through.

            Times for the closures are as follows:

            November 7, 9, and 11, 2005 from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.


            These closures are necessary for paint crews to complete work on the ends of the moveable span.  Alternate routes over the river, via the Arrigoni Bridge in Middletown and the Baldwin Bridge in Old Saybrook, should be used.  Arrangements are being made with the Towns of Haddam and East Haddam to ensure the availability of emergency services during the closures.

            Since this work is weather sensitive, changes may be required to this schedule.