TOWNSHEND, Vt. (AP) - More than five months after it was closed due to safety concerns, repair work is planned for Vermont's longest wooden bridge.
The 277-foot, state-owned Scott Bridge over the West River in Townshend has long been limited to pedestrian traffic.
The entrance off Route 30 now is blocked by wire fencing and a "no trespassing" sign that includes the warning: "Bridge unsafe."
Matt Mann, a senior planner with Windham Regional Commission, told the Brattleboro Reformer the span later will undergo initial stabilization work later this year. He added that funds were needed.
The covered bridge was built in 1870.
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