- Associated Press - Friday, February 7, 2014

ROCKINGHAM, Vt. (AP) - Residents in the Vermont town of Rockingham have reached an agreement with officials to buy remnants of an old covered bridge destroyed by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011.

Municipal Manager Willis “Chip” Stearns tells the Eagle Times (https://bit.ly/1g1eAiu) the town has offered to pay up to $16,000 to the Vermont League of Cities and Towns, the municipality’s insurance agent, for use of the materials to build a kiosk from salvageable bridge pieces.

The Bartonsville Covered Bridge was built in 1870. Its foundation washed out and it floated down the Williams River during the Aug. 28, 2011 storm. A new bridge opened in January.

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Information from: Eagle Times, https://www.eagletimes.com


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