Work on failing Vermont covered bridge stopped, waiting for money


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LYNDONVILLE, Vermont — Work on a failing Vermont covered bridge that was in danger of falling into the Passumpsic River in Lyndonville has stopped for lack of money.

People working to preserve and repair the 140-year-old Sanborn Covered Bridge say they need to raise about $400,000 before work can start; another $800,000 will be needed to complete the work.

Tim Andrews of the National Society For The Preservation of Covered Bridges says that so far, about $10,000 has been donated to cover the restoration while about $95,000 has been spent on emergency repairs.

Andrews tells the Caledonian Record ( ) no further work of substance is planned until more money is raised.

Efforts to save the privately owned bridge began last year after fears it was in danger of collapsing.

Information from: The Caledonian-Record,

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