There are no plans to replace the Millers Run Covered Bridge

LYNDON — There are no plans to replace the Miller’s Run Covered Bridge with something more practical. But what if? Addressing the Select Board on Tuesdsay, longtime resident Joe Buzzi recommended the quaint, wooden, one-lane covered bridge be retired. He said the bridge was a traffic hazard and pointed to the number of oversized vehicles that strike the bridge each year despite signage in both directions. Buzzi suggested that Center Street be rerouted and a modern concrete-and-steel bridge is built — one with two lanes and no obstructions to tall trucks or fire/EMS apparatus. Meanwhile, he said, the Miller’s Run Covered Bridge could be preserved as a pedestrian crossing, historic site, or community venue — similar to the decommissioned Sanborn Covered Bridge, which is the centerpiece for an under-construction riverfront park. It is unclear if or when the town would pursue such an ambitious project.