On October 17, 19, and 21, 2005, 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:

            October 17th from 8:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m.

            October 19th from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

            October 21st 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.