In the incessant — but very important — debate over the future of the William F. Cribari Bridge, references are often made to the previous renovation, about 30 years ago.
At that time, a temporary span was constructed just north of the permanent one.
It took out a small gas station next to Mansion Clam House (now Parker Mansion). But it was — surprisingly — graceful, efficient, even loved.
Many Westporters wondered: Why don’t we just keep it?
It was a good question. And alert “06880” reader Ken Bernhard, who remembers it fondly, has another one: Was it made of wood?
If you know — or if you have any other memories of the Brigadoon-like Saugatuck River bridge — click “Comments” below.