Press Releases
  • Walk Bridge Welcome Center: Closed Until Further Notice
    In the wake of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Welcome Center is closed to the general public until further notice.
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  • 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 July 31 - August 10
    Walk Bridge Program activities anticipated the week of Friday, July 31 - Monday, August 10, 2020.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Community Benefits
    There are a range of benefits to the community as part of the Walk Bridge Program. Click the link to learn more!
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  • Replacement of the Walk Bridge Over the Norwalk River

    In November 2019, the Walk Bridge Replacement Project reached 90% design. Construction is anticipated for mid-2021. 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

    The CP243 Interlocking Project construction began in fall 2017. Track and signal work, catenary foundation drilling, and tree clearing activities are 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. The CP243 project is anticipated to complete in winter 2022. [read more]

  • Danbury Branch Dockyard Project

    Danbury Branch Dockyard Project construction began in fall 2017, and is anticipated to complete in summer 2020. Track work and catenary structure installation are underway. Work on the Ann Street Bridge superstructure replacement started in June 2018 and completed in August 2019. [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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