Lyndon signs contract to fix covered bridge hit by truck

Published: Jul. 19, 2019 at 12:08 PM EDT
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A Vermont town has signed a contract to repair a 19th century covered bridge that was damaged when it was hit by a truck.

The Caledonian Record reports the town of Lyndon signed a contract to repair the now-closed Millers Run bridge that was damaged in May when it was hit by a box truck.

Police say the 12-foot, 6-inch tall truck went through the bridge, which has a maximum vehicle height of 11 feet, 9 inches.

The original bridge was built in 1878.

Lyndon Municipal Administrator Justin Smith says that next week the contractor Winterset will begin preparing the bridge for repairs.

Smith says the $56,175 repair cost is being paid for by the company that owned the truck and its insurance company.

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