Connecticut Department of Transportation: I-95 Northbound Gold Star Bridge Project
CTDOT Project Numbers: 0094-0256 & 0094-0235
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is planning the major rehabilitation of the
I-95 Northbound Gold Star Bridge. The Northbound Gold Star Bridge was built 30 years prior
to its sister Southbound Gold Star Bridge. It is in need of significant rehabilitation.
Improvements will include strengthening of the bridge’s structural steel members, additional bracing,
bearing replacements as well as the complete replacement of the existing bridge deck and
other components. The work will be completed in two phases. The first phase, Project No. 0094-0256,
will focus on the strengthening and rehabilitation of the existing structural steel.
The second phase, Project No. 0094-235, will include the replacement of the bridge deck.
The first phase is expected to begin in 2018 and should minimally impact traffic.
The second phase will immediately follow the first phase and will present a significant challenge in
terms of staging the work while maintaining traffic. The combined phases are expected to take
approximately 5 years to complete. In the end, the service life of the iconic Gold Star Bridges
will be extended for decades.
A presentation on the history of the Goldstar Bridge:
A Bridge in Time