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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Bridge Street Bridge Closed for Repairs

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The Department of Transportation has announced that today from 10:30 a.m.. to 1 p.m. the Bridge Street Bridge, formally the William F. Cribari Bridge, will be closed for emergency repairs.

The Westport Police Department is advising motorist and residents to use the Post Road Bridge, formally the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge, as an alternate route.

Posted 11/15 at 01:44 PM 

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Why have the names of the bridges been changed?

Posted by Jean Paul Vellotti on November 15, 2012 at 06:38 PM | #

The bridges were named in honor of 2 individuals who were ver supportive and important to Westport. The Town should continue to name them the Ruth Steinkraus and William Cribari bridges.

Al Beasley

Posted by Albert S. Beasley, M.D. on November 15, 2012 at 07:09 PM | #

...“formally,”  not “formerly,” folks.  (There has been no change.  The article merely refers to the bridges both by their formal and their colloquial names.)

Posted by Heidi McGee on November 15, 2012 at 08:52 PM | #

Heidi McGee,

The article specifically states “formerly the William Cribari Bridge”, and “formerly the Ruth Steinkraus Bridge”.  What does that intimate?

Posted by Albert S. Beasley, M.D. on November 15, 2012 at 10:53 PM | #

The article states “formally,” not “formerly.”

Posted by Lee Fleming (Associate Editor/Webmaster) on November 15, 2012 at 11:05 PM | #

I stand corrected!

Posted by Albert S. Beasley, M.D. on November 15, 2012 at 11:12 PM | #

Thanks for clearing that up…

Posted by Jean Paul Vellotti on November 16, 2012 at 04:23 AM | #

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