The Cribari (aka Bridge Street) bridge was built in 1884. It’s the oldest surviving movable bridge in Connecticut.
It doesn’t move a lot these days — you wouldn’t either, if you were 131 years old — but it was opened today.
Alert “06880” reader JP Vellotti was there. He took this photo (click on or hover over for a fantastic enlargement):
“It was quite a spectacle. Police, traffic agents, crowds gathered to watch. Boats went under. Kayakers and SUPs paddled nearby.
“It took 1 minute to open, 1 minute to close. Thankfully it didn’t get stuck.”