Boy Hopes To Protect Favourite Bridge With Sign – GNSOTD Wednesday, Sept 11th 2019

It’s September 11th and you may have enough to think about Today, so with no lessons at all your Good News Story of the Day, which you can read here, is just about a boy and his bridge.


4-year-old Dela Stoddard-McGrath, of Wheelock, Vermont boy was saddened to learn that Miller’s Run Bridge in Lyndon, built in 1878, was damaged in May by a food delivery truck that was too large to cross through it. Dela passes the bridge on his way to preschool and enjoys the moment he passes through it. “He wanted to check up on it all summer long to see the progress and when it was going to open,” Henekis Stoddard, Dela’s mother said.


That is why he created a colorful, handmade sign to warn drivers about the beloved coverage bridge’s height and weight limits in an effort to ensure the structure isn’t damaged again. After the bridge reopened in August, Dela made his sign “to make cars not hurt the bridge,” the boy said. He and Lyndon Municipal Administrator Justin Smith posted the temporary sign on Friday. The sign warns, in an array of colors and in the young child’s handwriting: “Stop! Back up if you’re more than 11′ 9″ or 16,000 pounds.”


Selectman Dan Daley said he thought the boy’s request to post the sign was “awesome.”


Story and Image from Valley News.

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