LYNDONVILLE — Authorities say that a 48-year-old man from St. Norbert, Quebec, is responsible for damaging the Miller’s Run covered bridge in Lyndonville, after passing through the structure with his tractor-trailer this morning.
Police report that the driver, Mario Baulanger, was traveling in a vehicle that exceeded the maximum height allowed through the covered bridge.
After the accident, which took place at around 7 a.m. Wednesday morning, Baulanger fled from the scene.
Police later located Baulanger, and he was cited for leaving the scene of an accident.
In 1995, as a result of irreparable damage due to a storm, the bridge was completely replaced. The bridge allows for one-way traffic and has a covered walkway for pedestrians.
The bridge is noted for being the last covered bridge to be used in the State Highway system.Are you on Instagram? Cool. So are we. CLICK HERE to follow us for a behind the scenes look at Newport Dispatch.