Projects

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 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, and The Freeman Foundation. The Town will continue to seek grant funding for the project.

A community wide capital campaign has launched with the goal of raising $100,000. If you wish to donate, please contact us! Send and email to planning@lyndonvt.org

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.

  • Community Capital Campaign 5% 5%
  • Grant funding to date 45% 45%

Revamp the Ville!

Lyndon is working on making Downtown a better place and we want your input!

Revamp the Ville is a project to make downtown better. The project goals are to:

a) improve walking, bicycling, and rolling in downtown and along Main Street

b) improve the look and feel of downtown to make it a place people want to eat, shop, play, and stay

c) provide support to existing small businesses and encourage new small businesses in downtown and along Main Street

Questions? Email planning@lyndonvt.org