After years of discussion, we’re no closer to a plan for renovating, remodeling, removing or just leaving in place the William Cribari (Bridge Street) bridge.
The last major work was done about 30 years ago. At the time, a temporary span was built just north of the structure.
If you were around then, you remember how well it worked. If you weren’t — well, here’s how it looked:
Mansion Clam House (now Parker Mansion) is at the extreme left, in the center of the photo. Bridge Street — hidden under a canopy of trees — is at the top. Ketchum Street — with its then-distinctive hump — is at the lower right.
And no — this is not fake news. This image was not Photoshopped!