Walk Bridge Design
Constructing a replacement bridge over an active waterway in a densely developed urban area, while continuing to maintain train service on the Northeast corridor, will result in temporary impacts during construction. The nature and extent of these temporary impacts are similar for any alternative involving replacement or rehabilitation of the existing bridge. Of the alternatives analyzed, the 240' Vertical Lift Bridge offers less disruption to the local community, rail service (two-track outage) and waterway users (channel restrictions) during construction. The Department has selected a replacement bridge option that has the shortest construction duration, therefore minimizing impacts to rail users and all modes of maritime traffic (commercial, recreational and the rowing community). The 240' Vertical Lift Bridge doesn't limit the future use and development of the properties upstream of the bridge, and maintains the current uses of the river.
Please review the factsheets below for more information on the alternatives.
Business Coordination Plan Survey
Walk Bridge Program Uncovers Ancient Fort NORWALK—August 09, 2018. An archaeological investigation associated with the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Walk Bri...read more
Buses to Substitute for Danbury Branch Weekend Trains to Accomodate Upgrade The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that during the weekends of June 8-10 and June 1...read more
Learn about upcoming construction activities for the CP243 Interlocking and Danbury Branch Dockyard Projects with updates on the Walk Bridge Replacement Project The Connecticut Department of...read more
Survey information to aid in construction mitigation The Connecticut Department of Transportation today announced that a local business survey is being conducted as part of the Walk B...read more
On February 27, 2018, the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) opened the Walk Bridge Welcome Center. The Welcome Center, located on the first floor of the Lock Building at ...read more