160 South Broad Street Pawcatuck, CT 06379
100 Year of the Mystic River Bridge
One of Southeastern Connecticut’s most visible and popular landmarks is the Mystic River
bascule bridge. As we are in the mist of celebrating the 100 th anniversary of the building of that
bridge, it is appropriate that we “take a step back in time” and look at some of the previous
bridges and means used to cross the river.
Jim Streeter will provide a historical glimpse, through photographs and related
information, about the various bridges used to cross the Mystic River.
Jim is the Historian for the Town of Groton and has authored and co-authored six books relating
to Groton’s History. For a period of over ten years, he has written over two hundred articles
relating to Groton’s history for the Groton Times Newspaper. A few years ago, Jim donated his
vast collection of Groton historical documents, photographs and memorabilia to the Groton
Jim is a retired Forensic Evidence Examination with the Connecticut State Police. He is a
graduate of the University of New Haven, holding undergraduate degrees in Criminal Justice and
a Master’s degree in Human Resources. Jim has served on both Town and City of Groton
Councils and was Mayor of Town of Groton Mayor from 2009 – 2011
A native of Groton, he has been married to his lovely wife Irma for 58 years, has two children,
two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.