Officials mull closing Westmere Bridge as people use it to jump into Farm Creek

City officials say they may close Westmere Bridge while it's under construction because people are using it to jump into Farm Creek.



The bridge is on Bluff Avenue in Rowayton and gives access to Bell Island.



City officials say the bridge has been under construction for more than a month. They say young people have been jumping off the bridge, and it's a dangerous activity that should be stopped--especially while the bridge is under construction.



Director of Public Works Hal Alvord says they have asked the community to stop this activity, but they haven't listened. He also says the Sixth Taxing District Commission is going to get the word out to the community to stop the jumping and even have someone patrol the bridge.



City officials say they are going to give it until early next week. If there is no change, they plan to close the bridge entirely until construction is complete. They say the work is scheduled to be done by fall, but it could be longer.


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."