Senator Seeks to Limit Norwalk Railbridge Openings

Railroad bridge over the Norwalk River as seen from the south on the South Norwalk side. Photo/Wikimedia (2007).
Railroad bridge over the Norwalk River as seen from the south on the South Norwalk side. Photo/Wikimedia (2007).

TheHour.com: Sen. Richard Blumenthal is expected to call for limited openings of the Norwalk River Railroad Bridge after the 118-year-old bridge malfunctioned for the second time in the past month, stranding thousands of rail passengers.

Business downriver such as Devine Brothers and O&G construction rely on the aging swing bridge to open allowing barge deliveries to bring supplies to their facilities. The bridge is also open for recreational sailboats with tall masts and commercial vehicles such as the Island Belle.
Blumenthal is expected to ask the United States Coast Guard to limit the openings.

Read more about Senator Blumenthal’s call to limit openings of the Norwalk River Railroad Bridge.