ConnDOT: Walk Bridge Open House Saturday, December 8
2018

CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
NEWS RELEASE
 
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
 
FOR RELEASE: November 19, 2018
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
WEB SITE: www.ct.gov/dot 

Walk Bridge Open House Saturday, December 8

 

      The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) invites members of the community to an Open House at the Walk Bridge Welcome Center on Saturday, December 8 between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM at 20 Marshall Street, South Norwalk, Connecticut.

      Come learn about the Walk Bridge Program and its various projects, including the CP243 Interlocking Project, the Danbury Branch Dockyard Project, the replacement of the Fort Point Street, Osborne Avenue, and East Avenue Railroad Bridges, and other work associated with the program.

 

      Bring your children to build and color bridges, and experience the 240’ Vertical Lift Walk Bridge Replacement through virtual reality goggles. Program representatives will be available to answer questions and lead children’s activities. Light refreshments will be provided.

 

About the Walk Bridge Program

      The Walk Bridge Program consists of several inter-related rail and infrastructure construction projects in Norwalk, CT. The centerpiece of the Program is the replacement of the 122-year-old Norwalk River Railroad (Walk) Bridge which accounts for approximately half of the Program’s budget.

      A 240’ vertical lift bridge has been chosen to replace the current four-track swing bridge. This option was chosen out of more than 70 alternatives considered, due to having the smallest environmental footprint, the shortest overall construction schedule, the shortest period of navigation and rail restrictions, and the lowest cost of all other movable alternatives.