EXPERIENCE THE 1973 WINTER STORM THROUGH AN ARCHITECT’S EYES
by PAT BRADFORD | photography by HENRY JOHNSTON
house, to the extreme left is Tom Conradie, the ABC president at the time. Both those houses were
Bob Sawyer designs.”
One photo looks down the Figure Eight Island causeway.
“All the trees at the time are hardly anything growing above a foot-high level,” Johnston says. “It was a
On the bridge, the railings are covered in ice.
“The wooden rail had icicles 6 inches long blowing in the wind out of the north,” he says.
There was a pontoon bridge back then, with ramps that opened by cable. It was replaced in 1980 with
the current structure, a six-decade-old, 260-foot swing bridge moved from Port Royal, Virginia.