Bridgeport seniors remain trapped by broken elevator

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A broken elevator at a Bridgeport building has left more than a hundred seniors and disabled residents trapped on the upper floors, including some who are in poor health.

The sole elevator at the Davey Condominiums on Boston Avenue in Bridgeport is broken, turning residents’ lives upside down.

It began last month when the residents saw a sewage leak that caused the elevator to have a shortage.

Dozens of disabled residents have been facing one medical emergency after another amid the outage.

News 12 reported the situation to Bridgeport Public Health Director Maritza Bond, who says the city will compel the property manager to make the repairs immediately or replace the elevator.

But Bond tells News 12 that because of the elevator was built before 1972, the company simply can't track down the parts. Bond says the scarcity of parts due to older building age is why elevators are breaking down all over the city.

“We've investigated 15 cases over the past two years alone,” Bond says. “All of them leaving seniors and disabled residents trapped on upper floors.”

The property manager tells News 12 Connecticut he has an excellent record of maintaining this elevator, and he's doing everything in his power to get it fixed as quickly as possible.

 

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