Monday, June 09, 2014
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will conduct an operational review of procedures at the Walk Bridge in Norwalk in order to minimize the risk for failure in the future.
Teams from both the MTA and state will participate, with the goal of delivering their findings by mid-July, he said. The review follows two failures of the bridge in eight days that disrupted commuter and Amtrak service for hours.
Malloy made the announcement in New York after meeting with ConnDOT Commissioner James Redeker, officials from the MTA and Metro-North.
The MTA noted in a news release that the Walk Bridge is owned by the State of Connecticut and that under contract to Connecticut, Metro-North forces maintain the bridge and open and close it as required by the needs of marine traffic.
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