Norwalk to receive $15M in federal funding for Walk Bridge Project

Rep. Jim Himes and Sen. Richard Blumenthal Norwalk today announced $15 million in federal funding the city will be receiving to repair aging infrastructure as part of the Walk Bridge Project.

News 12 Staff

Apr 20, 2022, 10:54 AM

Updated 762 days ago

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Rep. Jim Himes and Sen. Richard Blumenthal Norwalk today announced $15 million in federal funding the city will be receiving to repair aging infrastructure as part of the Walk Bridge Project.
The Walk Bridge Project consists of several interrelated rail and infrastructure projects throughout the city.
Officials say the replacement of the 125-year-old Walk Bridge is a four-track railroad bridge that crosses the Norwalk River connecting South and East Norwalk and is the centerpiece of the project.
The Walk Bridge is part of the Metro-North New Haven line.
Officials say it's one of the oldest movable bridges in the country.
They say it's outlived its intended lifespan and has experienced repeated operational failures in recent years resulting in major disruptions to the railroad.
In 2014, the Connecticut Department of Transportation commissioner signed an emergency declaration to replace the bridge and the design was finalized in 2020.
The project is expected to begin a year from now and take five to six years to complete.
Himes and Blumenthal say the $15 million investment in the project will improve speeds and reliability for trains.


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