ROCKINGHAM, Vt.—A Vermont covered bridge whose destruction during flooding caused by Tropical Storm Irene was captured on video is going to be rebuilt.
The select board in the town of Rockingham agreed Tuesday to build a new covered bridge over the Williams River in the hamlet of Bartonsville, not far from Bellows Falls.
The much-publicized destruction of the 141-year-old covered bridge came to symbolize the pounding Vermont took during Irene.
Vermont Public Radio ( http://bit.ly/sMRhKZ) says the selectboard's decision was made easier by a report by engineers that said it would cost almost as much to build a modern concrete span as to build a new covered bridge.
Information from: WVPS-FM, http://www.vpr.net