Lyndon Bridge Gets Permit to Rebuild
The state has decided to allow re-construction of a bridge in Lyndonville that is perilously close to falling into the Passumpsic River.
Barry Cahoon, River Engineer for the Agency of Natural Resources, visited the site Thursday morning to survey damage that’s been done to the Sanborn Bridge during decades of storms and deferred maintenance.
He said the state would grant the necessary permits to shore it up, so that initial funding for more permanent preservation can be secured through the non-profit National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges. Cahoon said the bridge is in bad shape.
“How extreme the hazard is to have it fall in or get knocked in by a flood is whether a flood actually happens or not," he said. "And who can predict that?”
Restoration work by a New Hampshire-based bridge expert is expected to start soon.