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Covered bridge over Otter Creek repaired

MIDDLEBURY-WEYBRIDGE - Officials closed the bridge over Otter Creek for one day, July 19, for temporary deck plank repairs. The new repairs were made in order to maintain the twin-lane covered bridge another year or so until it is fully restored, possibly in 2011.

The bridge's unique architecture - called a Burr arch, double-barrel truss - helped place it on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

The one-of-a-kind bridge takes its name from a 19th century pulp wood mill that stood nearby. Both the towns of Weybridge and Middlebury now maintain the historic span.

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