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.


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