A New Name for a New Bridge
Brian Dennehy Bridge
Derby's new bridge across the canal adjacent to Roosevelt Drive has a new name thanks to the Board of Aldermen. At the first meeting of the new Board following their inauguration, the Board voted unanimously to name the short bridge the "Brian Dennehy Bridge" after Tony Award winning actor Brian Dennehy who was raised in Derby. Dennehy got his start in show business by performing "Be a Good Scout" in the 1948 version of the annual Gang Show produced by the Troop 3 Scouts.
Brian Dennehy surrounded by some of his Derby fans at Shubert Theater in New Haven on Sunday, January 25, 2004 where he was performing in the play "The Exonerated"
Photo by Randy Ritter