Article X—setting aside $88,000 for the repair of the historic West Townshend Stone Arch Bridge—was approved unanimously at Townshend Town Meeting today!

This sum will provide the match needed for the town’s applications for a VTRANS Small Structures Grant and a VT Division for Historic Preservation Grant. If awarded, these grants could complete the budget of $ 283,000 needed for the West Townshend project.

The overwhelming support of the town for the stone arch bridge preservation project will also allow THS to move forward with grant applications to fund work needed to preserve Townshend’s other five Stone Arch Bridges.