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Norwalk Walk Bridge Project To Be Completed By Terracon, HNTB

The 118-year-old Walk Bridge will be replaced as part of a $465 million project.
The 118-year-old Walk Bridge will be replaced as part of a $465 million project. Photo Credit: File

NORWALK, Conn. -- Terracon will partner with HNTB to provide geotechnical services and geotechnical laboratory services for the $465 million Walk Bridge project in Norwalk, according to a press release.

The project involves the replacement of the 118-year-old Walk Bridge, a movable railroad bridge that crosses over the Norwalk River.

In 2014, it failed in the open position twice, which halted Metro-North and Amtrak traffic on one of the busiest rail corridors in the United States.

Terracon’s role in the project includes providing site characterization involving land- and water-based borings, according to a press release.

The Walk Bridge, one of only two remaining swing bridges in the Northeast rail corridor, will be replaced with a bascule-type drawbridge, which hinges on one side and is raised with the assistance of counterweights. The bridge will carry four sets of tracks on two side-by-side bridge segments, allowing one side of the bridge to operate while the other is being assessed, according to a press release.

“We are pleased to be working with HNTB on this important project,” said William Johnson, client development manager for the New England division, in a press release. “Terracon was selected due to our experience with this type of site characterization, and our ability to perform all necessary services in-house.”

Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 3,500 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical and materials services from more than 150 offices in 42 states, according to a press release.

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