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I-95 Bridge Ranked as 'Poor'

Since traffic is always such a breeze (ha!), here's some news to make your morning commute a little more stressful: The Connecticut Post reported that  the state Department of Transportation ranks the Interstate 95 bridge over Route 1 in Stamford as one of the state's 509 structurally deficient bridges. That means 10 percent of  the bridges in the state are considered to be in "poor" condition, an issue back at the forefront of public consciousness following last week's collapse of a bridge over Route 63 in Naugatuck. One worker was seriously injured in the accident.

Stamford's bridge may not be as shaky as it sounds–according to the state's ranking system, a bridge rated as "poor" is still considered safe enough to use. Structural defects serve as indicators of which bridges need repair the most. Other bridges deemed "poor" include the Route 8 bridge over the Housatonic River in Shelton, the Route 110 bridge over Pumpkin Brook in Stratford and the Route 130 bridge in Bridgeport over the Pequonnock River.

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