Stuck bridge causes major rail delays on Metro-North - New York News

Stuck bridge causes major rail delays on Metro-North

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NORWALK, Conn. (AP) - Service has been restored on the Metro-North Railroad, five hours after a swing bridge over the Norwalk River became stuck in the open position, causing major delays for morning commuters.

Metro-North says repairs were completed to the Walk Bridge just before 9 a.m. Thursday Lingering delays along the rail line are expected as trains that were stopped make their way through the area.

The 118-year-old bridge, which rotates to allow large boats on the river to pass, failed to close just after 4 a.m.

The bridge has been the source of past problems for the railroad. The state is seeking $349 million in federal transportation funds to help replace it.

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