Over 300 Connecticut Bridges Found to Be Structurally Deficient
A new report has found many of Connecticut's oldest bridges are in desperate need of repair.
One bridge that comes to mind is the old Mianus River Bridge. At 1:30 am on June 28, 1983, a 100 foot section of the northbound span collapsed sending two cars and two tractor-trailers 70 feet into the Mianus River. Three people lost their lives in that bridge collapse.
According to wfsb.com, a report from the National Transportation Research Group states that 308 of the state's 4,254 bridges are structurally deficient. Now's the time to sink some cash into repairing the worn out bridge infrastructure, but there's a problem, Connecticut's transportation fund is empty. The following are the 5 most heavily traveled bridges in Fairfield County that are structurally deficient:
- I-95 in Norwalk between exits 15 and 16.
- I-95 in Greenwich at the New York state line.
- I-95 in Westport near exit 17.
- I-95 in Stamford near exit 18.
- Rt.15 in Westport between exits 41 and 42.
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