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Mystic River Bridge House
photo by Kim Comparone
Operated by the State of CT Department of Transportation, the bridge is operated 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Average Openings per year: 2,2000
Average Opening Time: 7 min.
Total Bridge Length: 218 ft.
Roadway Width: 33 ft.
Movable Span Length: 85 ft.
Total Bridge Height: 33 ft. 9 in.
Road Clearance Center: 18 ft 8 in.
Tower/House Height: 33 ft. 9 in.
Movable span weight: 660 Tons
Each count weights: 230 Tons
Channel Width: 74 ft. 6 in.
Channel Depth: 20 ft.
There are 150 grease fittings.
The bridge is driven by two 40hp direct current motors – each motor weighs 1,400 lbs.
The bridge monitors marine channels: 13 (ship to shore) and 16 (hailing and distress)
Mystic River Bridge Radio call letters: KXR912