MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A national group that preserves covered bridges says a quick fix is needed to prevent one in the northern Vermont town of Lyndonville from collapsing into the Passumpsic River.
David Wright, president of the National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges, made the comment on Monday, a day after touring the Sanborn Covered Bridge and assessing its condition.
Wright says he's hoping that any needed state permits can be secured quickly to fix the 120-foot bridge, which has a broken support beam underneath it and which is sagging badly.
Wright also says the bridge is well worth saving, because it's a historically important example of a design by 19th century New Hampshire bridge builder Peter Paddleford.
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