Nov. 19. A Vital Connection: The James River Bridge. 2 p.m. Opened November 17, 1928, the James River Bridge has linked Warwick-Newport News to Isle of Wight County for 88 years. This look-back examines life before the bridge, when colonial ferries and steamers served this purpose. The historical journey continues with dedication of the original crossing and construction of the present one. www.historicisleofwight.com. 757-357-1223.