Towns signs contract to fix covered bridge hit by truck

LYNDON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont town has signed a contract to repair a 19th Century covered bridge that was damaged when it was hit by a truck.

The Caledonian Record reports the town of Lyndon signed a contract to repair the now-closed Millers Run bridge that was damaged in May when it was hit by a box truck.

Police say the 12-foot, 6-inch tall truck went through the bridge, which has a maximum vehicle height of 11 feet, 9 inches (3.5 meters).

The original bridge was built in 1878.

Lyndon Municipal Administrator Justin Smith says that next week the contractor Winterset will begin preparing the bridge for repairs.

Smith says the $56,175 repair cost is being paid for by the company that owned the truck and its insurance company.

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