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Conn., Metro-North to review troublesome bridge

by Associated Press
Norwalk River Railroad Bridge


Governor Dannel Malloy has announced the state and transit officials will review the operations of the "Walk" Bridge, which has failed twice in less than two weeks.

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and officials of the New York region's commuter transit system have announced they will review detailed operations of a 118-year-old bridge along the Metro-North Railroad that has failed twice in less than two weeks.

Malloy and other state officials met in New York Monday with officials of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Metro-North Railroad. A bridge over the Norwalk River was stuck in the open position on Friday, the second time in eight days, delaying the commutes of thousands of riders into and out of New York City.

In April, Malloy said Connecticut applied for $600 million in federal transportation aid to help cover the capital costs of three projects. It includes $349 million to cover much of the cost to replace the span, known as the Walk Bridge.


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