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Schoharie County making case to replace bridge

Officials optimistic about appeal of FEMA rejection

The historic Blenheim Covered Bridge was the longest wooden, single-span bridge in the world until it was washed away by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011.
The historic Blenheim Covered Bridge was the longest wooden, single-span bridge in the world until it was washed away by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011.
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When a Vermont community sought help to rebuild a historic covered bridge damaged by flooding in 1998, the Federal Emergency Management Agency responded. FEMA provided money to rebuild the Fuller Covered Bridge in Montgomery, Vt., and add features to protect it from future flooding. And when that same bridge withstood Tropical Storm Irene’s wrath last year, FEMA highlighted its achievement in mitigation work, outlining the project in a report on its website, “A Vermont Historic ...


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