Case Study #4: Pine Creek Park Bridge, Fairfield
This bridge formerly carried Mill Hill Road in Fairfield over Metro North's railroad tracks. In 1979, the State of Connecticut undertook the improvement of the crossing as part of a program to repair or replace structurally deficient town bridges that crossed rail lines. The bridge is functional, and in the years ahead, the bridge will be a link between two parks still under development. An unanticipated benefit of relocating the bridge is a better appreciation of its historical significance. Further research has shown the bridge to be about twenty years older, and much rarer as a type, than was thought at the time.