The following article is from about 75 years ago today, published in the Hartford Courant on December 5th, 1936.
Members of the association's general committee on naming the bridge were chosen Friday night as follows: Chairman, Joseph Kelinski; vice-chairman, Captain Park Rockwell; Captain Joseph I. Lawton, Captain William Start, Joseph T. Klick, Albert Calhoun, Arthur Dickenson, William Burr, Edward Lawler, Claude I. Blenus, Edward McDonald, Michael Rogers, Andrew J. Lohneiss, Paul H. Francis, Joseph Durant, Maurice Griffin, Charles P. Jones, George Naylor, Edward Nichols, T. Bardinelin, George H. Boothroyd, A. R. Carbo, Arthur Danlies, Louis Daniels, Frank L. Johnson, O. Peterson, Einer Turning and George Seymour.
General Edwards fought in the Phillipine American and the Spanish American Wars, and in World War I. He seems to have had difficulty with his superiors, he graduated last in his class at West Point, and in World War I was relieved of command by General Pershing.
The Bridge was built between 1936 and 1938. It would remain without an honorific name for many years before it was finally named after a state legislator who promoted its construction, Charles Arrigoni.