Broward News

Gator-Chomping Bridge for Riverwalk?

That's a video presentation by Susyn Stecchi, a former Fort Lauderdale employee who in 1990 had the idea to turn the FEC railroad crossing at Riverwalk into a gigantic gator mouth. But according to the comments she attached to this video, the technology for this zany idea wasn't available -- until now. It appears the Fort Lauderdale Centennial Committee -- chaired by ex-Congressman E. Clay Shaw -- is toying with the idea.

Stecchi's plucky, persistent 20-year pursuit of this gator bridge makes me wonder whether she's our local version of Parks and Recreation dynamo Leslie Knope, who will appear on NBC TV at 8:30 tonight.

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Thomas Francis