Missouri Gets Federal Money for Covered Bridges

Posted: Jul 12, 2011 4:12 AM by Associated Press
Updated: Jul 12, 2011 5:14 AM

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JEFFERSON CITY (AP) -- Missouri is getting nearly $145,000 to help preserve two of the state's historic covered bridges. The state Department of Natural Resources announced the grants
Monday. The funds come from the Federal Highway Administration's National Historic Covered Bridge Preservation Program.

One project is planned at the Sandy Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site near Goldman in Jefferson County. The other will take place at the Union Covered Bridge State Historic Site in Monroe County.

Among other things, the department will use the money to remove graffiti from the Sandy Creek bridge and install two infrared cameras with motion sensors to record activities at the bridge. The money will also go toward repairing 2008 flood damage at the Union Covered Bridge and hiring a structural engineer to inspect the bridges.

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