Remaking a lost landmark

LAST AUGUST, Hurricane Irene destroyed two of Vermont’s covered bridges and damaged more than a dozen of the 100 that dot the state. One of the most vivid images from the storm was an amateur video of the Bartonsville Covered Bridge slowly collapsing into the raging Williams River. It had carried traffic for more than 140 years and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In November, the Rockingham Board of Selectmen voted to rebuild. Municipal Manager Tim Cullenen provided the details of the project, which he estimated would cost roughly $2.25 million. As of presstime, the federal government was to cover 75 percent of the cost not covered by insurance, the state 10 percent, and the town 15 percent, including donations. Construction should start in May and end in October. Produced by Monica Ulmanu/GLOBE STAFF. Reported by Matt Taylor.

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