Assessment due for damage to covered bridge hit by truck

May 30, 2019

LYNDONVILLE, Vt. (AP) — Engineers are going to be assessing the damage to a Vermont covered bridge that was hit by a truck that was too big to cross it.

The Caledonian Record reports the costs of the engineering assessment and the eventual repairs to the 1878 Millers Run bridge in Lyndonville will be paid by the company whose truck hit the bridge May 16.

Angled roof supports were broken, two main vertical beams were damaged and part of the facing on the bridge’s north side was marred when the box truck went across.

Lyndonville Municipal Administrator Justin Smith says an initial inspection determined the bridge was safe for pedestrian travel, but vehicles will not be allowed until repair work is complete.

The original bridge received an extensive renovation in 1995.

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