On Saturday the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) held the fourth annual open house for it’s I-95 New Haven Harbor Crossing Corridor Improvement Program. There were many informative displays and representatives that gave overviews of their respective projects, including the City of New Haven with the Boathouse at Canal Dock and the Route 34 East Downtown Crossing projects.
The open house featured a guided bus tour of the still under-construction South side of the Q-Bridge, which departed from CTDOT’s local office at 424 Chapel Street. Next year that portion of the bridge will be complete and flowing with traffic, so this was the last opportunity to check it out up close (without breaking the law and/or a serious safety risk). I didn’t really have the one hour and fifteen minutes that it would take to go on the tour; I had a very busy day planned out and many places to be. I also couldn’t pass up the chance to get very limited and exclusive photos of something really big and cool. I was conflicted, but pictures will win every time, so here you go:
(oh yeah, they also said I can go up in the helicopter for photos next time they go out! I found a helicopter too, Mike Morand!!)
|CTDOT Project Engineer Ghazi Alsaqri led the tour (and apparently, you can smoke O’s on that bus but probably no J’s)|
For more photos, check out the ILNH Facebook Album: Q-Bridge Complete Set