Bridging the gap

Oct 6th, 2014 | By | Category: High Speed Rail, Mass Transit, Transportation

The state is receiving a $161 million federal grant to go toward repairing a Norwalk railroad bridge that has failed twice this year, halting Metro-North and Amtrak traffic in one of the busiest rail corridors in the country. The Walk Bridge, a swing bridge, failed in the open position, not only tying up traffic but also symbolizing the decrepit state of the transportation infrastructure in and around Connecticut.

There have been several crashes in recent months, some of them fatal, involving Amtrak and Metro-North trains in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts. The Norwalk bridge is one of four movable bridges on the New Haven line, all more than 109 years old and all in need of major rehabilitation or replacement.

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