Construction of a footbridge connecting the town’s recreation center property with the sidewalks in the Copps Hill area were expected to begin this week.
“The bid’s been awarded. They’re ready to start,” First Selectman Rudy Marconi said.
The footbridge project was approved by the Inland Wetlands Board on Tuesday night. Town Engineer Charles Fisher described the project.
“The town proposes to build a pedestrian bridge over the Ridgefield Brook, or Norwalk River,” he said, “the purpose of which is to connect the parks and rec center with the rest of town, via sidewalks.”
The footbridge will parallel the road bridge that carries Route 35 over the stream.
Nagy Brothers of Monroe won the contract with a low bid of $156,900.
“They’ve been around a long time. They have good reputation,” Mr. Marconi said.
The town received 11 bids other bids ranging from $159,000 to $320,000 on the project. The bridge construction is to be financed with money for the Local Capital Improvement Project (LOCIP) grant that Ridgefield, like other towns, receives from the state each year. Most years Ridgefield uses the annual grant for sidewalk work.