NORWALK, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Metro-North and Amtrak train service in Connecticut was disrupted for the second time in two weeks by a bridge failure in Norwalk Friday afternoon.
Commuters and elected officials were furious, particularly given that the bridge has now failed twice.
Gov. Dannel Malloy called for a crisis summit with Metro-North and the MTA over the failure, TV 10/55’s Lou Young reported.
Officials with Metro-North said the tracks were closed to train traffic in both directions in South Norwalk Friday afternoon because the rotating Walk Bridge got stuck again in the open position, which allows boats to pass through along the Norwalk River.
The swing bridge opened up for marine traffic around 3 p.m. and failed to close properly.
As WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reported, Metro-North spokeswoman Marjorie Anders said teams of workers were sent to the scene to get the bridge properly aligned. But the process took time.