Housatonic River dredging set for end of month

Oct 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: River, Water

It will take about a month to move 50,000 cubic yards of silt and deepen the channel in the Housatonic River.

From Wikipedia: The Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial Bridge (also known as the Sikorsky Memorial Bridge, and the Housatonic River Bridge) carries the limited-access Connecticut Route 15 over the Housatonic River, between Stratford and Milford, Connecticut. The bridge was first referred to as the Sikorsky Bridge because Sikorsky Aircraft is headquartered just north of the bridge. The 2006 replacement span was dedicated as the Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial Bridge. The bridge's completion marked the completion of the Merritt Parkway and the starting point for construction of the adjoining Wilbur Cross Parkway, September 2, 1940. (photo: cjzurcher)

From Wikipedia: The Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial Bridge (also known as the Sikorsky Memorial Bridge, and the Housatonic River Bridge) carries the limited-access Connecticut Route 15 over the Housatonic River, between Stratford and Milford, Connecticut. The bridge was first referred to as the Sikorsky Bridge because Sikorsky Aircraft is headquartered just north of the bridge. The 2006 replacement span was dedicated as the Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial Bridge. The bridge’s completion marked the completion of the Merritt Parkway and the starting point for construction of the adjoining Wilbur Cross Parkway, September 2, 1940. (photo: cjzurcher)

It took more than a decade to dredge through the process of making it happen.

“For 13 years we’ve been working on this,” Bill Rock, chairman of the Stratford Waterfront and Harbor Management Commission, said.

For more on this story, visit: Housatonic River dredging set for end of month | Stratford Star.

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