Restoring a Covered Bridge

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Eustis Bridge, May 2011  (Photo: Niels Jensen)

With a longstanding interest in covered bridges, Louise Abbott was delighted when Hamlet Heavy Timberwork asked if she would document their restoration of the Eustis Bridge near North Hatley in the Eastern Townships.  Louise  has completed a fifteen-minute video about the restoration and hopes to produce a longer documentary on the history of covered bridges in Quebec. On October 7, 2011, the restored bridge was lifted from terra firma back onto its abutments over the river in Eustis. Louise's video,  A New Life for an Old Bridge,  is now on YouTube.  A French-subtitled version can also be seen: Une nouvelle vie pour un vieux pont. 

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Eustis Bridge, October 2011 (Photo: Louise Abbott)