Rockingham bridge needs $1 million facelift

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A 140-year-old covered bridge needs nearly $1 million in repairs to be saved, but officials in Rockingham say they don’t know where the money will come from.

The Worrall Covered Bridge, which spans the Williams River and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, will need an influx of state and federal money.

The original timber in the bridge has deteriorated and the steel work needs replacement.

Project engineer Ronald Joy told Selectboard members Tuesday that at this point, Rockingham doesn’t have the money, but that a National Covered Bridge Preservation Program could pay for up to 80 percent of the cost.

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