Amtrak Niantic River Bridge. Near East Lyme, Connecticut




Cianbro/Middlesex JV

Start Date

February 2010

Completion Date

August 2010



Services Provided by FINLEY

  • Temporary Steel Trestle To Support A Crane For Bascule (Rolling Lift) Bridge
  • Design and Plans Production

Amtrak Bascule Bridge No. 116.74 hangs over the Niantic River between East Lyme and Waterford, Connecticut. The new Niantic River Bridge will replace one of the oldest movable bridges in the country: a two-track, bascule (rolling lift) bridge built in 1907 and in continuous operation ever since.

The bridge is one of five movable bridges along the Northeast Corridor rail line between New Haven, Connecticut and Boston, Massachusetts. The bridge is located along Amtrak’s busy Northeast Corridor.

FINLEY was responsible for the design and plans production of a temporary steel trestle to support a crane.

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