Connecticut Department of Transportation: I-95 Northbound Gold Star Bridge Project
CTDOT Project Numbers: 0094-0256 & 0094-0261 & 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
The work will be completed in two phases:
The first phase will be split into two projects. The first project (No. 0094-0256) will focus on the steel strengthening and rehabilitation of the existing truss spans.
The second project (No. 0094-0261) will focus on the steel strengthening and rehabilitation of the existing girder spans.
The second phase will be completed via the third and final project (No. 0094-235). This project includes the replacement of the concrete bridge deck.
The first project (No. 0094-0256) is expected to begin in 2020 and should minimally impact traffic.
The second project (No. 0094-0261) will immediately follow the first and should also minimally impact traffic.
The third project (No. 0094-0235) will immediately follow the second and will present a significant challenge in terms of staging the work while maintaining traffic.
The combined phases are expected to take approximately 6 years to complete at an estimated cost of $290 million.
In the end, the service life of the iconic Gold Star Bridges will be extended for decades.
For a history of the Gold Star bridges from their original construction to the start of the southbound bridge rehabilitation project, please follow this link:
A Bridge in Time