Photo Challenge #137

“06880” readers sure know where all the bones are buried.

Especially the ones in the Platt Burial Ground.

Many of us whiz past on Post Road West, never noticing the small cemetery just this side of Whole Foods. (Click here for the photo.)

But Susan Lloyd, Jill Turner Odice, Ellen Greenberg, Bob Weingarten, Diane Silfen, Bill Kiedaisch, James Weisz, Jacques Voris and Lawrence Zlatkin all knew exactly where it is.

Weingarten — the Westport Historical Society house historian — also knew the back story. He wrote:

In 1812 Samuel Platt willed a small lot to be used as a family cemetery which was used into the 20th Century on Post Road West, next to Whole Foods shopping area. The cemetery is now owned and preserved by the town.

We go above ground for this week’s photo challenge. If you think you know where in Westport you’d find this, click “Comments” below.

(Photo/Tom Feeley)


16 responses to “Photo Challenge #137

  1. Bridge Street bridge. Cranking devices for when the bridge is opened.

    • I think you hit the jackpot ( and that my guess is wrong).

    • Peter Fulbright

      This is on the William F. Cribari Bridge. The picture shows the hand crank tools used to swing open the bridge manually if the motorized system fails to function.

  2. Start of the walkway that goes over the railroad bridge?

  3. The William Cribari Bridge

  4. David Sampson

    cribari bridge

  5. Andrew Colabella

    Cribari bridge, extension cord is for the Christmas lights, good job tom

  6. Cribari Bridge

  7. I still call it the Bridge Street Bridge.

  8. Correct – the crank to open the William Cribari/Bridge Street Bridge. And a great call on the extension cord, Andrew!

  9. Jonathan McClure

    Cibriani bridge the crank to open the bridge?

  10. Joelle Malec

    On the pedestrian walkway beside the roadway on the bridge street bridge (cribari memorial bridge)

  11. i think i see a couple of boards i used to ride my bike over to check my tires at the gas station on the corner, at the Saugatuck end that, it seems, is no longer there.

  12. Seth Braunstein

    On the Cribari Bridge

    Sent from my iPhone


  13. The Bridge St. Bridge walk way.

  14. I remember the original turnstile device that used to take four men to activate the opening of the bridge. It was a similar device used to raise anchors in the commercial vessels that sailed these waters a hundred years ago.