State and local officials marked the official completion of rehabilitation on the 74-year-old Arrigoni Bridge between Portland and Middletown this afternoon. The $19.7 million dollar project wrapped up two months ahead of schedule.
Transportation Commissioner James Redeker thanked drivers in central Connecticut for their patience while work continued on the 1,200-foot Connecticut River crossing. “Getting all four lanes of traffic reopened early was a major accomplishment and a testiment to the diligence of the DOT staff, its contractors and the towns of Middletown and Portland.
As part of the re-opening ceremony, officials unveiled the original bronze bridge marker from 1938.