Forge Hill Bridge

The Forge Hill Bridge was built in 1921 and is currently considered a ‘non-conforming’ bridge, which means it does not fit the current State of Connecticut DOT requirements for an approved bridge. This bridge is at risk of being closed due to its current condition.

Forge Hill Bridge Inspection Report 2020

Forge Hill Bridge Incident Inspection Report 1-9-22

The Forge Hill Bridge replacement project will receive federal funds under the Federal Local Bridge Program administered by the Connecticut Department of Transportation.

Press Release

The project design and planning began in September 2022, with construction likely in 2024-2025. Any concerns that residents have with this project are encouraged to notify municipal officials early in the planning process.  Persons wanting additional information can contact me at 860-376-5880.

The Town will receive at least 80% reimbursement from federal aid for all three phases of the project (Design, Rights-of-Way, and Construction) with the remaining funds from the State to cover 100% of the costs associated with the bridge replacement.

The federal aid for the project was authorized under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) administered by the Federal Highway Administration and the Connecticut Department of Transportation.