What's Up With That?: Green Bridge
Why is it called the "Green" Bridge when it's not really green?
Welcome to a new feature here on Bradenton Patch: "What's Up With That?", where each week we'll attempt to answer a question that's been on the public's mind.
For this week's edition, we'll start off with something I've heard a few people ask during my time in Bradenton: Why is it called the "Green" Bridge when it's not really the color green at all?
The answer, according to Realize Bradenton, the postcard book "Sarasota and Bradenton, Florida" by Bonnie Wilpon and a few other sources, is that the Green Bridge is actually named after a person -- former Bradenton Mayor E.P. Green.
Green, who was on the Florida State Board of Transportation in the 1920s, was instrumental in constructing the original bridge from Bradenton to Palmetto across the Manatee River, which is now the old fishing pier adjacent to the current bridge.
Is there something else around Bradenton that makes you wonder, "What's Up With That?" Post your question in the Q&A section of our site, and Bradenton Patch and members of the community will do their best to come up with an answer.