Overview: The Saugatuck River Bridge is a 458-foot-long bascule bridge constructed in 1904. The bridge is actually not one, but two parallel bridges, each carrying two tracks. Like the Norwalk River Bridge, its age and deferred maintenance have caused deterioration encompassing both its electrical and mechanical components. ConnDOT is aiming to fully replace major components of the bridges, including the movable spans and the approach tracks. This work would also include the replacement of mechanical and electrical systems, new signal equipment, and a new operator’s house. This new bridge would greatly improve reliability for Amtrak and Metro-North riders, as well as maritime traffic.