The hue and cry a year ago over the replacement of the elegantly designed concrete barrier at the Cogswell Road Bridge by an apparently infinitely prolonged expanse of shiny silver metallic highway railing has found its resolution.

The original Cogswell Road Bridge.

Cogswell Bridge after repairs, summer 2020.

Cogswell Bridge remodeled, summer 2022: the wooden beam was milled and donated by “Duke” Besozzi of Cornwall’s New England Naval Timbers whose great-uncle Charles designed the original 1935 bridge.