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Bridge tender does job for the first time in his career

Drawbridge in Tampa goes up for the first time in many years

Henry Lopez, a bridge tender responsible for the Brorein Street drawbridge in downtown Tampa raised and lowered the bridge for the first time in his 51-year career yesterday. “I was hired in 1968 but I’ve never had to actually operate the equipment before,” says Cooper. “It was a pretty exciting day. Honestly, I’d have to…

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