The Bowley Friendship Bridge, named in honor
of former Brecon, Wales Mayor, Arthur T. Bowley, M.B.E., was recently rebuilt
following flood damage to the old wooden bridge. In a special ceremony at
Saline's Millpond Park on April 28, 2012, the new steel bridge was rededicated
to the achievements of Mayor Bowley in forging the long sister city relationship
between Saline and Brecon. As in the original
dedication in 1996, the event was marked by the mixing of water from Wales
and water from Saline as it was poured into the flowing Saline River below.
Three beautiful Welsh-costumed ladies (Sheila Blough, Sandy Wingate and
Elizabeth Colson) joined Judge Donald Shelton, Mayor Gretchen Driskell, and
Saline Public Works Director Jeff Fordice for the ceremony.