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Rockingham prepares for Irene anniversary

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Towns across Vermont are preparing to mark the one-year anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene -- and Rockingham is no exception.

The 141-year-old Bartonsville Covered Bridge was swept away in the floodwaters -- one of the most famous images of the storm's destruction.

Now the town will remember the loss of the old bridge -- and celebrate a new one -- to replace it.

Trestle work on a new bridge is starting soon, with major construction planned for the fall.

Insurance will cover $230,000, leaving the town with a $700,000 tab. It's unknown how much FEMA assistance they will get.

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