Strawberry Hill Avenue Bridge Project

Built in 1890, the Strawberry Hill Avenue Railroad Bridge supports four tracks of the New Haven Line (NHL). The bridge replacement falls under the Connecticut of Transportation's (CTDOT) TIME (Track Improvement Mobility Enhancement) program being executed along the NHL to reduce commuter travel times.

The proposed Strawberry Hill Avenue Railroad Bridge project replaces the existing bridge superstructure and updates the
supporting structure underneath while maintaining the current vertical and horizontal clearances.

The superstructure replacement will be built in halves during the construction of the WALK Bridge, allowing work to be performed during planned two-track outages for the WALK Bridge replacement, and are coordinated with the other TIME-2 railroad improvement projects at East Avenue, Fort Point Street, and Osborne Avenue.

Virtual Public Involvement Meeting

Tuesday, July 25, at 6 p.m.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) invites the public to participate in a Virtual Public Information Meeting to discuss the rehabilitation of the Strawberry Hill Avenue Railroad Bridge. Community input is strongly encouraged as CTDOT discusses this important infrastructure upgrade in East Norwalk.

The Public Meeting will be held virtually via Zoom Webinar. Registration is required to attend. To register, please visit:

Once registered, you will receive an email from Zoom Webinar that includes your login information.

Individuals with limited internet access can listen to the meeting by calling 1-929-205-6099 and entering the Webinar ID when prompted: 942 5898 6433#.

A recording of the Public Meeting will be posted within 3 days following the meeting. You can find it in the list of DOT virtual public meetings here:

Meeting materials, including a copy of the presentation and a comment form, will be on this webpage page in advance of the meeting. Hard copies of the meeting materials and comment form can be requested by contacting the Public Information Office at 1-833-462-9255, or by email, at

Language assistance can be provided at no cost to the public and efforts will be made to respond to timely requests for assistance. Persons needing language assistance may request assistance by contacting the Department’s Language Assistance Line at (860) 594-2109. Requests should be made at least five (5) business days prior to the meeting.

Persons with hearing and/or speech disabilities may dial 711 for Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS). Zoom Webinar offers closed captioning for the hearing impaired and non-English translation options. A recording of the presentation will be posted to YouTube following the event and closed captioning (including non-English translation options) will be available at that time. During the Q&A session and the 14-day comment period that follows the meeting, individuals may leave a question or comment via email (preferred) at Individuals may also leave a voicemail question or comment by calling (860-594-2020) Please reference the project in your voicemail.

Project Highlights

  • Replacement of the superstructure (the upper portion of the bridge)
  • Updates the substructure (the underside of the bridge)
  • Maintains existing vertical clearance (9 feet 10 inches)
  • 3 updated vertical clearance signs at each approach
  • Maintains existing under bridge lighting for safety

At a Glance

Anticipated Construction Start: Fall 2023

Construction Duration: 4 Years

(Timeline is phased to take advantage of two-track outages on each side of the MNR railroad tracks)

Construction Cost: 

The construction cost is currently being updated for this project.

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