One of the many charms of travel in Northern New England is covered bridges. However, carelessness by drivers has been causing major damage to quite a few of them. Law enforcement and public works have had enough.
According to NECN, there are more than a few covered bridges under costly repair. Randall Hoyt, a post and beam contractor says people aren’t slowing down. “They need to pay attention to the signs, and they need to slow down as they come into covered bridges. ” “It’s a lot of common sense.” Currently, he is working on a damaged bridge built in 1845. Last week, according to Vermont State Police, a New York driver in a commercial truck too tall and too heavy for the bridge was also going too fast when he crashed into it. Another bridge in Lincoln is shut down after a truck ran into it. Cost to repair is over $350,000.