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Closed Guilford covered bridge causes traffic woes

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GUILFORD, Vt. (AP) - Officials in Guilford, Vermont, are dealing with fallout from a repair project to a covered bridge that's closed the structure for about six weeks.

The Green River Covered Bridge is more than 140 years old. The Brattleboro Reformer reports it closed this week for work on support structures. Officials say they expect the bridge to reopen to pedestrians Aug. 27, and to drivers Sept. 15.

The relatively late announcement last week upset some residents who now are facing significant daily detours.

On Monday, the select board voted to hire a firm in Manchester, New Hampshire, to conduct a bridge study to give the town a better idea of options for its preservation.

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