Walk Bridge Program BenefitsPress Releases
  • 240' Span Vertical Lift Bridge Rendering. The new bridge offers reliable rail service and maintains a vital link on the Northeast Corridor.
    240' Span Vertical Lift Bridge Rendering. The new bridge offers reliable rail service and maintains a vital link on the Northeast Corridor.
    Walk Bridge Program Activities Anticipated the Week of August 16 - August 26
    Walk Bridge Program activities anticipated the week of Friday, August 16 - Monday, August 26, 2019.
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  • Federal Judge Rules Walk Bridge May Proceed
    On July 8, 2019, a U.S. District Court Judge ruled in favor of the Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) regarding the process used to select a new design for the Walk railroad bridge over the Norwalk River in Norwalk. Judge Stefan Underhill ruled that the plaintiffs lacked standing to sue the DOT, and that the DOT had properly made its decision after considering other alternatives.
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  • Business Survey for the Walk Bridge Program!
    The Business Coordination Plan (BCP) survey is designed to gather information from businesses in Norwalk and surrounding areas to develop potential construction mitigation during the replacement of the Walk Bridge. CTDOT encourages all local business owners to complete the survey. The survey is available at the Welcome Center (20 Marshall St. in Norwalk) and online by clicking 'read more.'
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  • CTDOT Engineers taught Greenwich Pre-School students about bridges at the Walk Bridge Welcome Center
    CTDOT Engineers taught Greenwich Pre-School students about bridges at the Walk Bridge Welcome Center
    Pre-School Class Takes Virtual Tour of the New Walk Bridge!
    Students from Greenwich, CT visited the Walk Bridge Welcome Center as part of the Program’s education initiative to learn about bridges from CTDOT engineers and take part in a virtual reality demonstration. Click the read more button to see a video of this state-of-the-art learning experience!
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  • View of the Walk Bridge and Fender System
    View of the Walk Bridge and Fender System
    Walk Bridge Program Activities Anticipated the Week of August 16 - August 26
    Walk Bridge Program activities anticipated the week of Friday, August 16 - Monday, August 26, 2019.
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  • Replacement of the Walk Bridge Over the Norwalk River

    In June 2018, the Walk Bridge Replacement Project reached 60% design. Final design is anticipated in Summer 2019. Following final design, construction of the new bridge is expected to begin in Summer 2020. Preliminary work on the Replacement Project is currently underway. One such element, The Test Pile Program, was completed in January 2019. [read more]

  • CP243 Interlocking

    CP243 Interlocking Project construction began in Fall 2017. Track and signal work, catenary foundation drilling, and tree clearing activities have been conducted between Howard Avenue and Bridge Street, near Norden Place. Construction of a new signal house on the New Haven Line between N. Water Street and N. Main Street began in late 2018. [read more]

  • Danbury Branch Dockyard Project

    Danbury Branch Dockyard Project construction began in Fall 2017, and is anticipated to be completed by Spring 2020. Track work and catenary structure installation are underway. Work on the Ann Street Bridge superstructure replacement started in June 2018 and is anticipated to be completed by July 2019. [read more]

  • Stroffolino Bridge Rehabilitation Project (related)

    This project is not part of the Walk Bridge Program. The Stroffolino Bridge Rehabilitation Project started on April 1, 2019, and is anticipated to be complete by mid-November 2019. The contractor is working days and nights to perform repairs and upgrades. Minimal weekend work is anticipated. Lane closures are necessary to facilitate work during off-peak traffic hours. [read more]

  • Replacement of the Walk Bridge over the Norwalk River

    Surveying and subsurface investigation activities are underway in advance of construction on the Walk Bridge Replacement Project. Demolition of Goldstein Place properties for use in construction was completed Summer 2018.

  • Test Pile Program

    Pile-driving for the Test Pile Program associated with environmental, noise, and vibration studies was completed January 2019.

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