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HARTFORD MEDIA ADVISORY


NEW REPORT EVALUATES CONNECTICUT BRIDGE CONDITIONS AND
IDENTIFIES LOCAL BRIDGES IN NEED OF REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT

 

Local speakers join national research group in review of
bridge conditions in Hartford County and statewide


WHEN:

9:30 a.m., Thursday, September 20, 2018

WHERE:

 

 

Connecticut Legislative Office Building – Room #2E
300 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT

WHAT:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More than 300 bridges in Connecticut – carrying 4.3 million vehicles daily – are structurally deficient and in need of repair or replacement, according to a new report from TRIP, a national nonprofit transportation research group based in Washington, DC. Bridges that are structurally deficient have significant deterioration to the major components of the bridge. Local speakers will join TRIP on Thursday, September 20, to highlight the report’s findings and discuss possible solutions.

 

The report, Preserving Connecticut’s Bridges: The Condition and Funding Needs of Connecticut’s Aging Bridge System, examines bridge conditions and provides information on structurally deficient bridges statewide, and for each county. The report includes lists of structurally deficient bridges with the lowest average rating for the deck, substructure and superstructure, and lists of the most heavily traveled structurally deficient bridges by county and statewide.

WHO:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), United States Senate

 

Representative Tony Guerrera, Connecticut General Assembly

Co-Chair, Connecticut General Assembly Transportation Committee

 

Lyle Wray, Executive Director, Capitol Region Council of Governments

 

Don Shubert, President, Connecticut Construction Industries Association

 

Rocky Moretti, Director of Research & Policy, TRIP

CONTACT:

 

 

Rocky Moretti (TRIP)

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly (TRIP)

202.262.0714 (cell)

703.801.9212 (cell)