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Shrewsbury bridges finally rebuilt

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SHREWSBURY, Vt. -

Residents in Shrewsbury are rejoicing now that a 9-mile detour is finally over.

Two small but important bridges in town have finally been rebuilt. Both were destroyed during Tropical Storm Irene when water levels in the Freeman Brook rose to great heights.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony, complete with a horse and small parade, took place Thursday. Residents are glad they'll no longer have to endure a 30-minute detour through Mount Holly to get Rutland.

"People have been great. Pragmatic and patient, but they're going to be very happy with their bridge open for sure," said John Wood, a member of the select board.

The projects began just two months ago and cost roughly $900,000. All but 10 percent is expected to be funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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