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Roundup: Railroad Bridge, Rims & Tires …

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The first time you see the William F. Cribari Bridge swing into action — it opens laterally, and is the last of its kind in the state — it’s fun.

The second through 99th times, it’s less fun. That’s because you’re stuck in traffic, on either side of the Saugatuck River.

It’s far less common to see the railroad bridge — a few yards downriver — open up.

And unless you’re sitting on a train, it’s a view to enjoy. Here’s a shot from yesterday, courtesy of Judith Katz.

(Photo/Judith Katz)

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Remember the “06880” photo in July of a car at the Westport train station, with all 4 tires and rims removed? Or a similar one 2 days earlier, at the Wilton Road parking garage?

Thee was a similar theft nearby.

Both occurred in broad daylight. But thanks to collaborative work with area law enforcement agencies experiencing similar crimes, on Thursday Westport Police arrested Shawn Oliphant, 39, of Greenwich.

He was charged with larceny in the 3rd and 4th degrees, and held on a $50,000 bond.

Westport train station theft. (Photo/Frank Rosen)

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We can’t always see nature’s wondrous, beautiful ways. Thankfully, we have Michelle Harmon — and today’s “Westport … Naturally” image.

(Photo/Michelle Harmon)

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And finally … Jimi Hendrix died on this date in 1970. The groundbreaking guitarist was 27 years old — the same age as Brian Jones, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse when they died.