$400 Million Connecticut River Railroad Bridge Replacement Takes a Step Forward, Design Details Announced

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$400 Million Connecticut River Railroad Bridge Replacement Takes a Step Forward, Design Details Announced



A significant but relatively little known plan is underway to replace the aging railroad lift bridge that spans the Connecticut River between Old Lyme and Old Saybrook.

The estimated $400 million project, proposed by Amtrak, would construct a new bascule bridge 52 feet south of the existing structure. The original bridge, which dates back to 1907, is an essential link on the Northeast Rail Corridor between Boston and Washington, D.C. and would remain operational during construction. The existing structure will be largely removed once the new bridge is completed.

 




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