GOLD STAR BRIDGE INFORMATION

The Gold Star Memorial Bridge is a pair of steel truss bridges that carry both Interstate 95 and U.S. Route 1 across the Thames River between New London, Connecticut, US and Groton, Connecticut. The bridge is the largest structure in the state with more than 1,000,000 sq ft of deck area, and the longest bridge in the state at 6,000 feet. Its 11 highway lanes accommodate an average daily traffic of 117,000 vehicles. The bridge is actually a set of twin bridges, but they are generally spoken of using the singular "bridge;" the local media and residents refer to it as "The Gold Star".

Carries Motor vehicles and a pedestrian/bicycle path on the south span I-95 / US 1 – 117,000 Vehicles / Day