How Many Times The Bridge Downtown Has been Hit?

After the mini-excitement on Monday morning,

Good discussion on the RealCrozetVA facebook page.

I asked Carter Johnson with Albemarle County Police how many times the bridge had been hit in the past 5 years and the County Police crime analyst quickly provided the answer:

2010 – 1
2011 – 1
2012 – 0
2013 – 3
2014 – 2
2015 – 0

Total: 7

For context, Phil James delivers:

Then — just imagine how many times it has been struck over the passed 98 years that it has been in place; during the years of thousands of trucks moving apples and peaches, and, later, tractor-trailers with supplies attempting a shortcut to the Morton/ConAgra frozen food plant.

Relatively speaking, things actually are pretty quiet these days.

MS 150 Riding Through Crozet This Weekend

From a reader:

This Saturday and Sunday (13 & 14) morning 600 to 700 bicyclist will be riding through Crozet to raise funds for the MS Society. On Saturday, they will be heading toward Whitehall and on Sunday, they will be heading toward Greenwood. All rides start at Miller School. The rides are 25, 50, and 75 miles each day.

Expect some delays but remember that these cyclist are raising money for the MS victims in our area.

Better yet, come out and join us in this wonderful effort.