Swing Bridge Centennial
|Date:||June 15, 2013|
|Time:||9:00 AM - 12:30 PM|
Location: East Haddam Village, 7 Main Street
Plan to join the towns of East Haddam and Haddam in celebrating the “Swing Bridge Centennial” on Saturday, June 15, 2013, from 9:00am to 12:30pm. The day begins with antique automobiles transporting local and state officials across the historic bridge over the Connecticut River from Haddam to East Haddam at 9:00am. A commemoration ceremony will follow overlooking the bridge on the grounds of the East Haddam River House and Town Office property at approximately 9:30am.
Parking for both events will take place at the Goodspeed Musicals parking lot in East Haddam Village. After the ceremony, businesses and community groups on both sides of the Connecticut River will offer free activities to celebrate the Swing Bridge’s 100th Birthday. Two free shuttle buses, courtesy of Essex Steam Train and Riverboat, will run between Haddam’s Eagle Landing State Park and 3 stops in East Haddam Village. Note: There is NO pedestrian crossing or access onto the Swing Bridge. Map and Visitor information below by downloading the SWING BRIDGE CENTENNIAL PROGRAM.
Community activities celebrating “History, Art and Natural Beauty” along the river include, Swing Bridge exhibits by the Haddam and East Haddam Historical Societies, free tours of the Goodspeed Opera House, Nathan Hale Schoolhouse, and history of the St. Stephen’s Church bell, a Family Lawn Party celebrating 50 years of Goodspeed Musicals, a free Children’s Carnival, free boat rides and bridge viewings onboard the RiverQuest and Becky Thatcher, an Antique Car Show and more! For times and locations download the most updated SWING BRIDGE CENTENNIAL PROGRAM BELOW. Also see Program for business promotions, available food/beverages and commemorative items. (Event Programs will be distributed Saturday on-site.)
Friday, June 14th update: Please note that the location of the EHBA Children's Carnival has been changed to the Rathbun Library due to flooding in the original planned location.