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Group expects to get permits to save Vt. bridge

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LYNDONVILLE, Vt. (AP) - A national group that preserves covered bridges expects to have the permits needed this week to prevent a bridge in the northern Vermont town of Lyndonville from falling into the Passumpsic River.

David Wright, president of the National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges, said volunteers will then shore up the 120-foot bridge, which has a broken support beam and is sagging badly.

Wright, whose group will be raising money for some of the work, says the bridge is a historically important example of a design by 19th century New Hampshire bridge builder Peter Paddleford. Wright said the bridge would be moved later next year and repaired.

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