Protections for Miller’s Run Covered Bridge should be in place soon
LYNDON — Protections for Miller’s Run Covered Bridge should be in place soon. Town Administrator Justin Smith said that plans to build overhead clearance barriers on either end of the bridge will “hopefully” occur by June. The barriers were conceived a year and a half ago to prevent vehicles that exceed the 11-foot-9 height limit from colliding with the historic 145-year-old span. The 2022 municipal budget included $16,000 to design, build and install the barriers. However, the project was shelved due to a 200-percent increase in steel prices. Following renewed discussions last year, Town Meeting this month approved additional funding for the estimated $30,000 project.