Walk Bridge Closing to Boats: AP

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    The Walk Bridge has been kept in the closed position to ensure train service is not affected. Under normal conditions, it is opened to allow boats to pass beneath.

    The Coast Guard is telling boaters the rotating Walk Bridge along the Metro-North Railroad will be out of service to river traffic so train service won't be affected by planned repairs.

    The Walk Bridge, which spans the Norwalk River in southwestern Connecticut, was stuck open on Friday and late last month, snarling commutes for thousands of riders.

    The bridge has been kept in the closed position to ensure train service is not affected. Under normal conditions, it is opened to allow boats to pass beneath.

    The Coast Guard said in a notice that the Connecticut Department of Transportation has contracted engineers to make emergency repairs as soon as possible.

    The repairs are expected to take several weeks depending on the extent of damage.

    Metro-North is the nation's second-largest commuter line after the Long Island Rail Road.
     

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