Walk Bridge Design
CTDOT's Walk Bridge Program Celebrates Completion of Historic Restoration Project in Norwalk NORWALK, CT — Today, the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) joined state...read more
NORWALK, CT - The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is pleased to celebrate the successful completion of the new Maritime Aquarium 4D theater in Norwalk. The new theater ...read more
In response to public comment and feedback received during and after the June 16th online public informational meeting regarding the use of Manresa Island as a const...read more
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) invites members of the community to an Open House at the Walk Bridge Welcome Center on Saturday, December 8 between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM ...read more
The Walk Bridge Program Public Meeting scheduled for November 28, 2018 is relocated to the Walk Bridge Welcome Center at 20 Marshall Street, South Norwalk, CT (the first floor of the Lock Bu...read more
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is hosting an online public information meeting on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, to discuss the potential use of a portion of Manresa Island in...read more
What projects make up the Walk Bridge Program?
Construction is anticipated to begin in Fall 2021, pending receipt of permits.
The total cost of the Walk Bridge Program including design, rights of way and construction, are currently being updated.
While commonly referred to as the "Walk Bridge" by the public, the structure’s official name is the "Norwalk River Railroad Bridge, Bridge No. 04288R, MP 41.5". Over time, "Norwalk River Bridge" was shortened to the "Walk Bridge" that is commonly used today. Similarly, the movable "Saga" bridge in Westport refers to the Saugatuck River over which the rail line passes.
As a part of Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven Line, the bridge is a critical link in the busiest rail corridor in the nation, the Northeast Corridor, connecting Boston, New York, and Washington D.C. The bridge has outlived its intended life span by more than two decades and needs to be replaced. The existing bridge suffers from a system-wide degradation of the bridge structure, significant wear of mechanical systems and obsolete electrical systems leading to unexpected maintenance costs, operational failures and emergency repairs.
Coordination with other projects takes place throughout the Walk Bridge Program with the goal of reducing construction impacts for residents, businesses and commuters. CTDOT and the Walk Bridge Program team meet regularly with municipal leaders, private developers and project sponsors to coordinate with other planned construction projects. A listing of these projects can be found on our related projects map.