Bridgerama Day 2022 (The Celebration Of The Opening Of The Third Street Bridge) has a new date: Saturday, July 23 and Kent Branch Ontario Ancestors will be there to talk about genealogy and Kent County family history. We hope to see you there!
The first Bridgerama event, for the opening of the previous Third Street Bridge in July of ’62, was a large and happy celebration that lasted three days. There were two dances (with a DJ for the young’uns and an orchestra for the adults—one on each side of the bridge!), a parade, “super sales” by downtown merchants, lunch and dinner specials, and more.
Chatham residents were delighted. “At Last! The New Third Street Bridge Opens and All Roads Lead To Chatham!”
On Friday, July 22, the Municipality will host a ribbon cutting and bridge light up ceremony as the first part of the weekend. Details will be released soon.
On Saturday… Bridgerama Day 2022 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.!
To celebrate the opening, downtown Chatham will be home to many attractions on Saturday. Some are music or other performances, some are sales, some are for children, some are for information, some are entertaining, and some are arts and crafts.