Senator Kissel Requests Sign For Enfield-Suffield Veterans Bridge

June 2, 2003

Senator John A. Kissel, R-Enfield, has asked the State Department of Transportation to install signs on the Enfield-Suffield Veterans Bridge, the bridge across the Connecticut River over which Route 190 passes between Suffield and Thompsonville.

“This much-traveled bridge has been named the Enfield-Suffield Veterans Bridge since 1967, but I do not think that many people know that because there are no signs. I have asked the state Department of Transportation to correct what I believe must be an oversight, and I have been assured that they will do so,” said Senator Kissel.

Senator Kissel did note that the bridge has a plaque along one side but, since the bridge has two lanes on each side, it is impossible to view the plaque without putting oneself in danger.

Senator Kissel said the townspeople and veterans he spoke to at the Enfield Memorial Day Ceremony at Enfield High School were happy to hear that he requested the signs.

“Veterans have made so many sacrifices for our country, it is appropriate for the state to recognize them in naming bridges and other public structures. But, in the absence of signs, no one, including the veterans, knows about the honor. I am looking forward to seeing signs posted,” said Senator Kissel.