Bartonsville Bridge To Re-Open On Saturday

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For a lot of people, their memory of Tropical Storm Irene comes down the 20-second video shot by Sue Hammond of Rockingham who captured the Bartonsville Covered Bridge being swept away in the floodwaters.

But the historic span has been rebuilt by engineers, and will re-open this Saturday.

Hammond has been documenting the re-building process. She tells VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb that as the new bridge prepares to open, there are a lot of mixed emotions, but everyone is eager to welcome the new span.

Click listen to hear the interview. 


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