The following video shows the installation of the new 31 foot long pedestrian bridge connecting the new entry to the stair and elevator tower at State Street Station in New Haven.
Construction crews installed the bridge on February 22, 2017.
This work is part of the $10 million federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant that the State of Connecticut received in September 2013. The grant provides the funding for the construction of a second platform at the station, which will expand the station’s ability to handle additional rail passenger services while mitigating delays and congestion on the busy Northeast Corridor.
Highlights of the project consist of:
• Construction of a 400 foot fully ADA compliant high-level train platform,
• 31 foot long pedestrian bridge connecting the entry to the stair tower,
• Canopies covering a portion of the platform,
• State-of-the-art video surveillance and passenger information systems,
• Installation of fiber optic cabling, connecting Amtrak and Metro-North Railroad, and;
• Communications networks to support surveillance and information systems.
This project began in Spring 2016 and is estimated to be completed in Fall 2017.