Middletown leaders working to halt seawall sliding into Connecticut River

The estimated 40-foot section of brownstone bulkhead that is falling, which perhaps dates back as far as the Civil War era, has grown significantly in the past 24 hours, city leaders said Monday afternoon as the river swelled to high tide. The city has alerted the Army Corps of Engineers, state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Coast Guard and state Department of Transportation, and is taking estimates from several engineering firms to determine repair costs.


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