The William F. Cribari Bridge has been in the headlines lately.
For one thing, its future — replace? repair? rehabilitate? — is very much up for debate.
For another, it’s the holiday season — when Al’s Angels’ lovely lights bring smiles to everyone who crosses the span. Even if they’re stuck in traffic on it.
Color photography had not yet been invented in 1910 — the year this “colorized” photo may have been taken.
But the bridge was already more than 20 years old.
And William F. Cribari — the cop who spent years directing traffic at the west end of the bridge, and for whom it was named after his death in 2007, age 88 — had not yet been born.
NOTE: The postcard calls it a “draw bridge.” The Cribari Bridge is, of course, a swing bridge.