Sue Hammond famously recorded as Tropical Storm Irene’s floodwaters crushed the Bartonsville Bridge and swept it down the Williams River. Now she’s documenting its reconstruction online.
evening, bells will ring in churches and public spaces statewide to commemorate
the anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene – and Vermont’s ongoing recovery. In many hard hit towns the
observances start this weekend, with potluck suppers, concerts, art exhibits –
and, in the town of Newfane, a parade.
A Windham County town is
planning to mark the anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene by remembering the
loss of a local icon – the historic Bartonsville Covered
Bridge, which was swept away by floodwaters.
Bellows Falls residents are concerned that since the closing of the
Vilas Bridge in 2009, the decreased flow of traffic into their community has been hurting local businesses and causing traffic
more than two months still left in the fiscal year, the town of Rockingham has surpassed its diesel fuel and gasoline budget. Rising gas prices and the cost of damages caused by Tropical Storm
Irene have hampered future road projects.
town of Rockingham continues
to make plans to replace the Bartonsville Bridge which was destroyed during Tropical Storm Irene. Officials
estimate it will cost $1.6 million to rebuild the 140-year-old covered bridge.