Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Uncle Tim's Bridge Reopens

At ten o'clock this morning, a crowd of citizens gathered to witness the reopening of Uncle Tim's Bridge after a total renovation that came in under budget and ahead of schedule, according to the town's assistant administrator Rex Peterson. Peterson delivered a short speech thanking those associated with the project. Then Selectwoman Jacqui Wildes Beebe cut the ribbon (with enormous scissors, visible to the left) and the school children of Wellfleet gleefully streamed across the new bridge, created to resemble the old but with structural improvements. Steve Durkee turned up in his rowboat, adding a special touch to the ceremony. The weather was perfect for the occasion. The bridge holds special meaning for me and Sven since we were married beside it eleven years ago. Uncle Tim's Bridge has become one of Wellfleet's most beloved landmarks. Wellfleet has made photos documenting the construction process available on the town's Web site. Make sure to cross the bridge to Cannon Hill during your next stay in town!