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Amtrak Old Saybrook Bridge

Connecticut River Railroad Bridge

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The Amtrak Old Saybrook-Old Lyme Bridge is a significant structure that spans the Connecticut River between the towns of Old Saybrook and Old Lyme. This truss bridge, which also features a bascule span, is the last crossing of the Connecticut River before it reaches Long Island Sound. Built in 1907 by the Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Company of Chicago for the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, the bridge carries two railroad tracks with overhead lines and is used by Northeast Regional, Acela Express, Shore Line East, and a few freight trains traversing the Northeast Corridor. The bridge is planned for replacement, with construction expected to begin in 2024 and take five years to complete. The new bridge will improve reliability, safety, and functionality, and is expected to have a useful life of 150 years.

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Old Saybrook, CT 06475