Though the future of the historic Bridge Street bridge may be clouded, as the state launches a study into the extent of its deterioration, the Saugatuck span right now stands as a glittering beacon of holiday cheer.

The lights, maintained by the non-profit, Al’s Angels, festoon the 131-year-old swing bridge even as the state Department of Transportation conducts a study on whether to repair or replace it.

Meanwhile, enjoy this Westport News photo gallery of the lighted bridge structure and its shimmering reflection in the river below ...