Stephen Brown, Swing Bridge Operator | Original SC

Stephen Brown is a Swing Bridge Operator working in Beaufort, S.C. He was the first African American to work for Beaufort County as a firefighter... a post he held for 35 years. After retirement, he was "too young to just sit still," so he got the job as a Swing Bridge Operator.

Brown also shares stories of growing up in Beaufort and how, as a child, he always wanted to work on the bridge.