Elizabethton, TN, November 29, 2011 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration provided a grant of $400,000 toward renovating the bridge.
Tourists come from miles around to see the bridge and it is arguably considered Carter County's signature landmark.
"Elizabethton wouldn't be Elizabethton without the covered bridge that's the history of Elizabethton," said Diana Edwards an Elizabethton native.
Now, the covered bridge is closed as construction workers get ready to replace the roof, the siding and the support structures. Crews will re-paint, install security cameras and a sprinkler system.
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[Thank you Brian McKee - Ed.]