Town Projects



Round 2 of ARPA Requests are OPEN! Applications are due by 4pm on Friday September 15, 2023. 

Questions about applications should be sent to

Lyndon’s Covered Bridges

Lyndon is the “Covered Bridge Capital of the NEK” and the home to five historic covered bridges. With renewed Town commitment to these assets, planning for their continued presence is underway.

A small grant from Kingdom Trails Association helped paint Schoolhouse Bridge in June 2022 and installed interpretive signs at Sanborn and Schoolhouse. An Animating Infrastructure Grant through the Vermont Arts Council was awarded for a sculptural installation at Sanborn Bridge by October 2023. The sculpture project is also supported by Vermont Community Foundation and Vermont Humanities.

The biggest news is the acquisition of Sanborn Bridge by the Town of Lyndon and the seeking of funds for its revitalization. The restoration of this Paddleford Truss bridge is a $1.5M project. Preservation Trust of Vermont has seeded the project by awarding Sanborn CB a 2022 Bruhn Revitalization Grant of $100,000. Additional grant funding has been awarded by Vermont Housing & Conservation Board, USDA Rural Development, Northern Borders Regional Commission, The Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, and The Freeman Foundation. The Town will continue to seek grant funding for the project.

We are always seeking volunteer support for covered bridge related projects. Have your name added to the project list! We will send out an email of upcoming opportunities to help with hands-on projects, planning for fundraising, and events at the bridge sites.

Preliminary Structural Report- Jan Lewandoski (2021)

The Capital Campaign

We did it! The capital campaign raised $25,000 in local giving to receive a $25,000 match from the National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges. This $50,000 is complimented by $10,000 donations from The White Market, Vanguard Charitable, an Anonymous donor, Lyndon Chamber of Commerce and commitment from Community National Bank. This totals $100,000!
Thank you to everyone who contributed! 


Many thanks to our donors of the capital campaign!

Supporters of the Bridge: giving of $1000-$4,999

Century 21

Passumpsic Bank

Vermont Covered Bridges Society

Carmen’s Ice Cream, Inc.

Steve & Marty Feltus

Lyndon Woodworking

BJB Properties, LLC

Jason Smith of Sheffield, VT


Benefactors of the Bridge: giving of $5,000-$9,999

Union Bank


Sustainers of the Bridge: giving of $10,000+

Vanguard Charitable in honor of Sarah Lafferty

The White Market

Community National Bank


Lyndon Chamber of Commerce


Legacy Giving toward the Sanborn Covered Bridge

A huge thank you to Barbara Norris Allen, former owner of Bag Balm, for the donation of $50,000 toward the project. The funds will be used to support the predevelopment and engineering work required before construction can begin. This donation ensures a prompt start to the project.