Niantic Railroad Bridge Closure Angers Boaters, Fishermen

Niantic Bridge, photo/New England Boating Amtrak says it needs to close the new Niantic River Bridge for 48 hours in July and the local boating community isn’t happy about it.

A 2-day closure at the height of the summer season would be a severe financial burden, several area business owners said.

“We would lose thousands of dollars,” said Bob Wadsworth, owner of the Sunbeam Fleet in Waterford. “You can’t make up those days. There are only so many days in the summer.”

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