- Associated Press - Thursday, December 15, 2016

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) - State officials say a scheduled vote on whether to recommend removing a covered bridge in Bennington, Vermont from the National Register of Historic Places has been canceled.

The Paper Mill Village Bridge, also known as the Bennington Falls Covered Bridge, was built in 1889. It was listed on the register in 1973.

Devin Colman of the Vermont Division of Historic Preservation has said the bridge no longer meets the criteria for the listing because it was replaced with a replica in 1999.

Historic Preservation Officer Laura Trieschmann tells the Bennington Banner (https://bit.ly/2gNMv7K ) the bridge won’t be delisted.

Trieschmann cited multiple reasons for her determination. She says many bridge materials were replaced, but it still meets other register criteria, including its design, location and appearance.

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Information from: Bennington Banner, https://www.benningtonbanner.com

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