Demolition begins on Congress Street bridge

Demolition work began Monday in tearing down the Congress Street bridge in Bridgeport.The drawbridge has been closed and stuck in the open position for more

BRIDGEPORT - Demolition work began Monday in tearing down the Congress Street bridge in Bridgeport.

The drawbridge has been closed and stuck in the open position for more than a decade.

Mayor Bill Finch says the demolition is being paid for with money from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Finch says the city would like to build a replacement, but still needs to raise the estimated more than $40 million a new bridge would cost.

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