Yesterday’s statement by 1st Selectman Jim Marpe — requesting that the state withdraw funding for final design and construction projects related to the William F. Cribari (Bridge Street) Bridge — shined a spotlight on the 133-year-old span.
Along with the cannons and Minute Man monument, it’s one of Westport’s most treasured — and photographed — icons.
Here is another (video) view of the Saugatuck mainstay. It shows the swing bridge as it opens.
The time-lapse was shot last August by longtime Westporter Tom Feeley. He’s a proud Staples High School Class of 1987 graduate, and looks forward to this weekend’s 30th reunion. It’s set for the Saugatuck Rowing Club — right near the bridge.
Here’s another video from John Hartwell. It shows another bridge nearby — the Saugatuck railroad bridge. It too opens. This was shot in July 2015.
Despite Marpe’s statement, the next steps in the bridge’s long history have not yet been determined.