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Route 3 Bridge

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The Connecticut Route 3 bridge, also known as the William H. Putnam Memorial Bridge, is a significant structure that spans the Connecticut River, connecting Interstate 91 in Wethersfield and Route 2 in Glastonbury. This steel girder bridge is the southernmost crossing of the Connecticut River in the Hartford Area and carries an average of 50,800 vehicles per day. The bridge was built in the late 1950s as part of the Route 3 connector. It underwent a $15 million rehabilitation project in 2013, which included repaving the roadbed, repainting the girders, adding new lighting fixtures, and a new pedestrian walkway. The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is developing plans to further rehabilitate the bridge in Spring 2026.

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Wethersfield, CT 06109