Paul Bass photo

These will be the last humans to set foot on the old southbound I-95 lanes above the Quinnipiac River. They’ll start dismantling the old bridge now that …

Paul Bass photo

… these distinguished humans finished with a Monday afternoon press conference high atop it the 55-year-old lanes.

U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, and state transportation chief James Redeker (from left in the photo) took that last walk Monday afternoon upon that sun-scorched southbound stretch of the old Pearl Harbor Memorial “Q” Bridge.

They walked there to celebrate a milestone in the ongoing, ahead-of-schedule and under-budget $2 billion overhaul of I-95 between Exits 46 and 54: The closing of the southbound lanes on the old Q bridge.

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