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Sanborn Covered Bridge, Lyndon

January 13, 2022 – The Preservation Trust of Vermont announced today a Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization grant of $100,000 to the town of Lyndon to support structural repairs to the Sanborn Covered Bridge.

The Center Street bridge, known locally as the Sanborn Bridge, is one of less than two dozen remaining Paddleford truss bridges in existence in the USA. Lyndon considers itself the “Covered Bridge Capital of the Northeast Kingdom” and identifies Sanborn Bridge as its key bridge in claiming this title due to its historical significance, proximity to downtown, and high visibility at the juncture of routes 122, 5, and 114. The $100,000 grant will support major repairs to the framing and rebuilding of the trusses. 

When brought back into public use, the Sanborn Bridge will be used for events, host local placemaking activities, provide accessible river access, and be a place to savor and enjoy. The project has the potential to transform downtown, changing the environment from a sleepy village into a vibrant downtown where residents and visitors can connect with local history, make use of the many outdoor recreational assets, and meet their needs in local retail stores and services. 

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