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East Haddam Bridge


East Haddam bridge

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A major rehab was done in 1985, with a new steel-grate deck, improvements to the operating machinery, and new guardrails.


Swing through truss bridge over Connecticut River on CT 82 in East Haddam
Middlesex County, Connecticut
Open to traffic
Built 1913; rehabilitated 1999
- Alfred P. Boller of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Swing Warren through truss
Length of largest span: 326.1 ft.
Total length: 884.9 ft.
Deck width: 24.6 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.3 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.45163, -72.46363   (decimal degrees)
41°27'06" N, 72°27'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/711858/4591999 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Deep River
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
CT 1138 (Connecticut bridge number)
BH 12146 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 25.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 13, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • April 24, 2017: Updated by Chester Gehman: Added builder & design engineer
  • June 20, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added categories "Pin-connected", "Riveted"
  • September 6, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • June 20, 2014: New photo from Chester Gehman
  • March 23, 2012: Photo imported by James Baughn
  • March 19, 2011: Updated by J.P.: updated location

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East Haddam Bridge
Posted June 8, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The actual length of the swing span is roughly 460 feet. Not record-breaking, but certainly one of the longer spans out there.

Connecticut River Bridge
Posted September 5, 2007, by Howard Shubs (howard [at] shubs [dot] net)

Name: East Haddam Bridge

(route 82)