Mystic drawbridge tender retiring after 33 years
29 Jun 2022
Mystic — When Rod Coleman was in elementary school and his family was getting ready to move from Navy housing in Groton to California, his parents' car pulled up to the Mystic River bascule bridge.
That's when he saw it go up for the first time. He remembers asking his mother, "What is that?"
She told him it was the drawbridge.
"I'm going to get that job someday," Coleman told his mother.