The old metal bridge in Saugatuck is perhaps one of Westport’s most iconic and charming images. In winter, its holiday lights cheer commuters as they hurry to and from the RR station. In summer, it affords a dazzling view of the river and the rowers and paddleboarders below.
Built in 1884, the bridge — officially known as the “Cribari Bridge” — is the oldest swing bridge in Connecticut. It is already on the National Register of Historic Places and Westporters are beginning the process of having the bridge designated as a local historic property. The bridge has served Westport well for more than 130 years, though a recent survey indicates that it needs substantial repairs.