Meet Raymond Marques, Jr.

Ray is the guy behind the controls of the Padanaram Bridge in South Dartmouth. The 37-year-old Fairhaven native sprung into action today, as the bridge reopened to motor vehicle traffic for the first time in two years.

Vehicles were lined up on both sides in anticipation to cross the local staple with the ease and convenience of the causeway finally eliminating their long rides to get around.

As I finished up a stroll to one end and back, I ran into the bridge controller, and put him on the spot with five questions.

While everyone else was so concerned and focused on the bridge and causeway itself, I took to the more "hard-hitting" topics down in Padanaram.

Enjoy!