Norwalk Bridge Stuck In Up Position Snarls Traffic

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Norwalk Police closed the Stroffolino Bridge (Route 136) Monday when state crews ran into a problem closing it during routine maintenance.
Norwalk Police closed the Stroffolino Bridge (Route 136) Monday when state crews ran into a problem closing it during routine maintenance. Photo Credit: Alfred Branch
State crews were working on the Stroffolino Bridge Monday when it became stuck in the up position.
State crews were working on the Stroffolino Bridge Monday when it became stuck in the up position. Photo Credit: Alfred Branch
The Stroffolino Bridge in Norwalk was temporarily closed Monday when it became stuck in the up position.
The Stroffolino Bridge in Norwalk was temporarily closed Monday when it became stuck in the up position. Photo Credit: Alfred Branch
Norwalk Police Officers temporarily blocked traffic from driving across the Stroffolino Bridge Monday when the span became stuck in the up position.
Norwalk Police Officers temporarily blocked traffic from driving across the Stroffolino Bridge Monday when the span became stuck in the up position. Photo Credit: Alfred Branch

Update: The bridge reopened mid-afternoon. 

NORWALK, Conn. – The Stroffolino Bridge that spans the Norwalk River and connects South Norwalk and East Norwalk was stuck in the "slightly" up position for close to an hour midday on Monday, which resulted in the temporary closure of Route 136.

Norwalk Police officers blocked traffic on both sides of the bridge, which was being worked on by state crews at the time.

The crews ran into an undisclosed problem with the bridge mechanism, according to officers at the scene, which the stopped the bridge about two feet from closing. The crews expected to have the span reopened by mid-afternoon.

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Were the cops getting overtime for this as it seems they get overtime more than straight time?