The Covered bridge Preservation National Best Practices Conference was held at the University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, June 5-7, 2003. The Best Practices, Care and Repair of Covered Bridges National Conference for highway
engineers, covered bridge maintenance personnel, fundraisers for the preservation of covered bridges, covered bridge preservation organizations, historic preservationists, general contractors, structural engineers, covered bridge historians, and
community members. Althought the website is no longer available, here is a listing of the topics covered and the names of the presenters: 2003 NBPC Conference Agenda
A slideshow entitled "Covered Bridges: Lessons Learned" was presented by Sean James of Hoyle, Tanner & Associates at the Covered Bridge Preservation National Best Practices Conference.
To learn more about all kinds of bridges and preservation: The Historic Bridge Foundation, based in Austin, Texas offers support to all persons interested in bridge preservation.
Click on www.historicbridgefoundation.com
Check out The 251 Club of Vermont at: www.vt251.com. Since 1954, an organization of Vermont enthusiasts whose objective is to visit the state's 251 towns and cities.
Be sure to check out Vermont Magazine"The magazine is published five times per year, and showcases both the traditional and the contemporary Vermont - focusing on
farms, general stores, towns, people, history, homes and gardens and workplaces."