The town of Lyndon has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Preservation Trust of Vermont to support structural repairs to the Sanborn Covered Bridge. The bridge is the last remaining Paddleford truss bridge in Vermont and New Hampshire — and one of only three existing in the country. The Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization grant will support major repairs to the framing and rebuilding of the trusses. Lyndon has deemed itself the “Covered Bridge Capital of the Northeast Kingdom” and identifies Sanborn Bridge as its key bridge due to its historical significance, proximity to downtown and high visibility. When the bridge is repaired, it will be used for events, provide river access and be a place to enjoy. The grant program supports the preservation and restoration of buildings and community gathering spaces of economic and social significance in rural communities.