CLARENDON - According to the Rutland Herald, the Kingsley Covered Bridge (45-11-03) will be getting a new roof next year.
The town was informed that VTrans would replace the existing roof with a standing seam metal roof at a cost of $17,000. The Town's share of the cost will be five percent: $850.00. This is part of the National Covered Bridge Preservation Program grant of $461,600 to replace roofs on 38 covered bridges statewide.
The Select Board felt the funds would be better spent addressing a carpenter ant infestation and other bridge repairs, however the grant money is earmarked only for roofs. The Board accepted the offer and chose green roofing.
[Thanks to Irene Barna for forwarding the article - Ed.]