Wesskum Wood Road Bridge

Wesskum Wood Road Bridge

Project Overview

This project will replace the Wesskum Wood Road Bridge, a deteriorating vehicular bridge adjacent to Binney Park that was originally built in 1950. Project construction will start on July 5, 2023, and is anticipated to take approximately one year. The work limits of this project are on Wesskum Wood Road, between Binney Park Drive and Sound Beach Avenue. Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) will be utilized to reduce road closure time. Access to Binney Park's tennis court, playground, and baseball fields will remain open to the public via Binney Park Drive.  

Project Update

Installation of the eastern side sheet pile wall and the 12 H-piles have been completed. In the next few weeks sheet pile walls and H-Piles installation work on the western side will be performed. H piles are an integral part of the future bridge foundation. 

Detour Information

A vehicular detour will begin on July 5, 2023. Please observe posted signage and use an alternative route if possible.

Road Closure Location:

Wesskum Wood Road between Binney Park Drive and Sound Beach Avenue

Vehicular Detour Route:

Arch Street, Sound Beach Avenue, West End Avenue, Summit Road, Drinkwater Place, and Owenoke Way

To view the detour map, CLICK HERE.

Project Features

Build a Brand New Bridge

Correct the bridge’s existing structural deficiencies

Minimize Construction Impacts

Employ Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) techniques to significantly reduce road closure time.

Pedestrian Safety and Accessibility:

Install two new decorative crosswalks, a new sidewalk to the interior of the bridge, a new path connecting to the Binney Park trail, and three new accessible pedestrian ramps compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The roadway shoulder will be widened to accommodate bicyclists.


Match the aesthetics of the scenic area by maintaining the look and feel of the existing bridge with naturally rounded stones with deep joints and flat capstones. New landscaping will also be added.

Wesskum Wood Road Bridge Detour Route Map

Anticipated Project Timeline

  • Complete Construction -- Summer 2024
  • Start Construction -- July 5, 2023
  • Construction Bids Received -- March 8, 2023
  • Advertise Construction to Bid -- Winter 2022/23
  • CTDEEP Permit Approval -- November 2022
  • Submit Permits -- July 2022
  • Final Design -- April 2022
  • Semi-Final Design -- November 2021
  • Public Hearing -- January 7, 2021
  • Virtual Public Information Meeting -- September 30, 2023

Concurrently, Aquarion Water Company is replacing a water main on Oval Avenue and Summit Road. This project is separate from the Wesskum Wood Road Bridge Project. For information on Aquarion Water Company's project, CLICK HERE

Documents, Meetings, and Presentations

Wesskum Wood Road Bridge Public Hearing (January 7, 2021)

Wesskum Wood Road Bridge Virtual Public Information meeting ( September 30, 2020)


Project Manager: Gabriella M. Circosta Cohee, P.E., Chief Engineer
DPW – Engineering Division
E-Mail: gcohee@greenwichct.org
Phone: 203-861-3151