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Bellows Falls Business Holding Art Contest for Vilas Bridge

The ongoing debate and discussion regarding the historic Vilas Bridge is taking on an artistic form as a local business is sponsoring a multimedia art contest that focuses on the bridge.

The Eagle Times, in a recent story, explained that the owner of Green Mountain Traffic Control, Deb Wright, wants to fortify the relationship between Walpole and Bellows Falls to ultimately fix the bridge that is falling into disrepair. The bridge, despite closing back in 2009 to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic, is a historic landmark that was built in 1930 and supports a sewage pipe that carries sewage from Walpole to Bellows Falls.

So far, the closing date of the contest may be the end of September and Green Mountain Traffic Control is accepting all sorts of entries, provided they focus on the bridge and its significance.

For more info, you can check out the Open the Vilas Bridge Facebook page.

And to catch anyone up to speed on the state of repairs for the bridge, Bellows Falls is currently considering legal action against New Hampshire who is obligated to maintain the bridge through a formal agreement.

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