- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 9, 2014

LYNDONVILLE, Vt. (AP) - Work on a failing Vermont covered bridge that was in danger of falling into the Passumpsic River in Lyndonville has stopped for lack of money.

People working to preserve and repair the 140-year-old Sanborn Covered Bridge say they need to raise about $400,000 before work can start; another $800,000 will be needed to complete the work.

Tim Andrews of the National Society For The Preservation of Covered Bridges says that so far, about $10,000 has been donated to cover the restoration while about $95,000 has been spent on emergency repairs.

Andrews tells the Caledonian Record (https://bit.ly/1nIxwEt ) no further work of substance is planned until more money is raised.

Efforts to save the privately owned bridge began last year after fears it was in danger of collapsing.



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Information from: The Caledonian-Record, https://www.caledonianrecord.com

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