2006-12-28 / News

Year in Review

Islanders remember the old bridge

In honor of the demolition of the old Jamestown Bridge this year, the Jamestown Historical Society held a Bridge Memories contest, asking residents for their best stories about the old bridge. The contest ended March 31 with four winners selected.

First prize went to Chris Crawford of Jamestown for his reminiscences about living at the foot of the bridge in the 1950s. Nancy Crawford of Jamestown received second prize for her story of bringing her newborn daughter across the bridge in 1981. Third prize was shared by Judy Garlick of Jamestown and Marion Galvin of Newport. Garlick’s winning entry related a practical joke played on the tolltakers, and Galvin told of delays caused by farm animals on the bridge.

There were 70 entries in all. All memories are displayed on the society’s Web site, www. jamestownhistoricalsociety.org, and placed in the historical society archives.

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