It has taken a long time, but the bridge construction is finally finished.
The photo above is the old bridge. The area was flooding, the road was uneven.
Cement was crumbling and water was eroding the supporting structure.
There was debris under the bridge too, as many kayak and canoe users found out.
After almost two years, the work is done. The bridge was raised, drainage was added.
A new road surface is now in place. It was a big job involving cranes and heavy machinery.
Living in the area, it became inconvenient to drive that way, but it's over and done!
I hope the people who decorated the bridge (Sayville Garden Club?) each December, do so again.
Bayport Heritage Association and the Suffolk
County Department of Parks invite the public to their annual Christmas at Meadow Croft event.
Croft is the 1891 estate of John E. Roosevelt and family. The house will be decorated
in a Victorian/Edwardian motif with beautiful wreathes, poinsettias and
greenery, magnificently reminiscent of a hundred years ago.
the theme of “The Music of Christmas” musical selections will be played on the
original Roosevelt grand piano filling the house with seasonal music.
·Upstairs, special exhibits will be on display for
public enjoyment. ·Hot chocolate and cookies will add to the coziness
of the occasion. ·St. Nicholas, the Dutch version of Santa Claus,
will be there to look up individual children’s names in his ledger. He’ll check
to see who’s been ‘naughty and nice’ in 2014. ·All decorations will be raffled off.