Malloy wants MTA summit to discuss bridge woes

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is calling for a “crisis summit” with the Metropolitan Transit Authority and Metro-North to discuss a continuing bridge failure problem in Norwalk.

On Friday afternoon, Metro-North and Amtrak train service was disrupted for the second time in two weeks because the rotating Walk Bridge got stuck again in the open position, which allows boats to pass through along the Norwalk River. Tracks were closed in both directions.

Malloy called the situation “outrageous,” saying thousands of passengers were left stranded. He said there’s an “absolute necessity for replacing this 118-year-old bridge.” It also became stuck May 29.

Metro-North said limited bus service would be provided between South Norwalk and East Norwalk. It was unclear when the problem would be fixed.

Service between Stamford and Manhattan wasn’t affected.

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