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After Bridge Project, Rt. 82 In East Haddam To Open In Late October

EAST HADDAM — A busy stretch of Route 82 near the Goodspeed Opera House, which has been closed for more than six months because of bridge repairs, is slated to reopen at the end of October.

The $4.5 million project to replace two aging bridges over Succor Brook along Route 82 is on schedule and will be completed Nov. 1, state Rep. Melissa Ziobron, R-East Haddam, said Friday.

The state Department of Transportation project, which began April 15, called for replacing the old masonry bridges with precast concrete structures on concrete foundations. The project was an engineering challenge, involving the building of coffer dams to redirect the brook around the work...