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Bridge Replacement To Temporarily Knock Out Power To Some Westport Homes

Eversource will temporarily knock out power to some Westport homes as part of a bridge replacement project.
Eversource will temporarily knock out power to some Westport homes as part of a bridge replacement project. Photo Credit: Facebook/Eversource

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Sections of Westport will lose power temporarily Monday morning as part of an ongoing  Saugatuck Island Bridge replacement project.

Eversource will cut power to Saugatuck Island, as well as the residences along Canal Road, and re-connecting the power to a generator in preparation for driving sheet piles as part of the ongoing bridge replacement project, the Westport Fire Department announced.

The changeover is expected to take an hour or so at around 10 a.m. Monday, the fire department announced. The power will be on the generator for about five days. The generator will be manned 24/7 by a Sunbelt Rentals employee, the fire department said.

The Saugatuck Island Bridge was built in 1929 as a one-car-at-a-time, timber and pile bridge. It was heavily damaged by Superstorm Sandy in 2012. In 2015, a $1.3 million FEMA grant was awarded to replace the bridge. The grant will cover around 75 percent of the cost, which will be supplemented by state funds.

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