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Crews continue work to save Vermont covered bridge

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LYNDONVILLE, Vt. (AP) - Efforts to prevent the privately owned Sanborn covered bridge from falling into the Passumpic River in Lyndonville are continuing through the winter.

Extensive new wood supports and steel bracing has been installed during the last month.

People began working to save the bridge last summer after it became apparent it could collapse.

Tim Andrews says the bridge had a close call during a recent thaw when ice jams hit the bridge. He tells the Caledonian Record the ice rose two feet above the floor of the bridge's sidewalk.

Once the bridge has been secured, it will be removed from the river and the restoration put on hold until enough money has been raised by the National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges.

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