Vt. bridge destroyed by Irene is reopened
QUECHEE, Vt. (AP) — The covered bridge that forms a key link in and out of the Vermont village of Quechee ("KWEE-chee") is being reopened, 16 months after it was destroyed by Tropical Storm Irene.
The Burlington Free Press (http://bfpne.ws/VxB1hF ) reports that motorists are expected to begin being able to use the Quechee Covered Bridge by this Saturday.
There’s still some more work to do on it, though, so it will remain a construction site. Included in what remains is replacing the cedar shake roof of the covered bridge.
The span was swept away when the normally placid Ottauquechee ("ought-a-KWEE-chee") River became a raging torrent during the storm that swept Vermont on Aug. 28, 2011.