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Crucial, Century-Old, And Sometimes Stuck: Connecticut Bridge Is Key To Northeast Corridor

The Walk Bridge in an opened position in Norwalk, Connecticut.
Photo by Ryan Caron King for NENC

Every day nearly a million commuters travel on the Northeast Corridor — the vast rail network between Washington, D.C. and Boston.

Many of those passengers cross over a small river in the coastal city of Norwalk, Connecticut. But the only way for a train to get across that river is on the Walk Bridge — a 120-year-old “swing bridge.”

Sometimes, when the Walk Bridge swings open to let boats pass through, it gets stuck, causing chaos for train commuters. State officials want to replace it.

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