February 26, 2004 - Yesterday I received a phone call from my brother informing me work has resumed on the Cooley Bridge. I drove to the bridge late this afternoon and found the residing of the bridge has been progressing well for the past couple of days. During the day the bridge is closed to traffic, but the bridge is reopened for traffic by early evening. The upstream side of the bridge has been completely resided with new freshly painted red hemlock boards. The downstream side has been partly resided. Work should be done in a few days. The work crew has done a great job of repairing the bridge while keeping its historical character intact.
Bob Cassidy [VCBS Bridge-watch, Rutland]