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Federal Grant Will Support Replacement Of Walk Bridge In Norwalk

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The Connecticut Department of Transportation has been awarded nearly $80 million in federal funds to assist with replacing the 124-year-old Walk Bridge in Norwalk.

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut says more federal money is needed to help rebuild the state’s aging transportation system.

“We’re going to continue to fight, compete, work hard because Connecticut needs this transportation money to upgrade not only the Walk Bridge but all of our bridges, all of our railroads and roads in Connecticut,” Blumenthal said.

Congressman Jim Himes says this grant award is a “good day” for the state and says that the project will be done in a quick and efficient manner.

An additional grant of $65 million has been awarded for the Connecticut River Bridge that connects Old Lyme and Old Saybrook.