Historic Covered Bridge Back in Operation After Bus Accident

Jun 1, 2016

A historic covered bridge in New Hampshire is back in operation after a bus driver hit and damaged the structure.

Cornish Selectmen Chair John Hammond tells the Eagle Times the Dingleton Hill Covered Bridge was reopened in April after the repairs were made.

Cornish police said Allan Spencer was transporting the Otter Valley Girls Basketball Team Feb. 19 when the bus from the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union in Vermont damaged the bridge.

Police said the bus was 19,000 pounds over the bridge's weight limit and more than three feet taller than its height limit.

Union leaders said no one heard or saw the bridge become damaged. Spencer notified a supervisor after noticing bus damage the following day.

The bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.