Many of us in Westport want to preserve certain reminders of the town’s rich history and character, but the Bridge Street bridge seems an inappropriate object of such veneration.

It is not only “weary and old,” as Woody Klein indicated in his Dec. 4 column, but is both inadequate to serve our needs going forward and just plain ugly, a cheap-looking, oversized erector set of an eyesore.

It would seem more important to build a bridge appropriate and adequate to our needs, pleasant to look at, with wider bicycle and pedestrian access and perhaps a bench or two so that a stroller can enjoy the beauty of the river.

Christopher E. Lewis

Westport