It was replaced with a metal-truss design manufactured by the Berlin Iron Bridge Company, then the state’s only major bridge manufacturer. Now the double-arched bridge of intricate metal work is 130 years old – one of only eight left in Connecticut. It has been deteriorating for decades. In 2002, the city closed it to car traffic. In 2008, the Board of Representatives ruled it fit only for pedestrian traffic. The DOT has federal money to distribute, but work likely couldn’t begin until 2023.