Earlier this month, Renee Balfour, who owns Possum’s Store in Criglersville with her husband Jim Howell, issued a call via Facebook to decorate the Criglersville swinging bridge for Christmas. The bridge was closed this fall after an inspection by VDOT revealed it to be in disrepair. Since then, county leaders have been working with the state agency to try to repair and reopen the local landmark. Those efforts haven’t yielded any results so far, but community members hope the bridge will be restored and reopened. Balfour said she hopes the community decorating the structure and coming together as a whole will encourage VDOT to realize how important the bridges are not only to the people of Criglersville, but also to its visitors.
Christmas in Criglersville