Connecticut Department of Transportation


New Haven and West Haven, CT


Highways & Bridges


Construction Engineering & Inspection

West River Bridge CEI

With more than 150,000 daily crossings, the West River Bridge is a vital link along I-95 and the Connecticut Gateway to New England. But after nearly 60 years of harsh winter conditions, the 1,138-foot bridge was rated structurally deficient.

As part of a five-year, $135 million project, STV is working as part of a joint venture providing construction engineering and inspection services to replace the bridge and reconfigure the adjoining cloverleaf interchange to improve safety and traffic flow. The project will widen the existing bridge from 92 feet wide to 136 feet while maintaining the existing six-lane highway and adding four full-width shoulders. The removal of the existing cloverleaf interchange will require the reconstruction of about one mile of the highway to accommodate a new combined diamond interchange.

The new interchange will eliminate poor weaving conditions as vehicles enter and exit the highway. To optimize operation of the interchange and the local road network, three new signalized intersections will be added and interconnected with three existing signalized intersections.

Award icon Project Recognition

Achievement in Civil Engineering (ACE) Award
Geotechnical Category
Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers