Here’s a photo looking south over the Cropsey Avenue Bridge in 1936. The bridge was constructed in 1931. A bascule bridge, it can lift in the center to allow boats to pass; rarely is that function necessary anymore on little-trafficked creek. Unlike the truss Stillwell Avenue Bridge that was replaced in the 1980s, this bridge is still in place today and looks about the same.
The railings and Art Deco abutments, featuring a bit of terra cotta, are still in place, and even three of the old Machine Age lampposts with exposed bolts are still there, though they stopped carrying lights after a 1990s renovation.