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Schoharie County again asks feds to pay to build replica of Blenheim bridge

The historic Blenheim Covered Bridge was destroyed by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Irene in 2011.
The historic Blenheim Covered Bridge was destroyed by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Irene in 2011.
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Schoharie County is making another pitch to FEMA in hopes of replacing the historic Blenheim Covered Bridge. Washed away by the Schoharie Creek during Tropical Storm Irene in 2011, the national historic landmark was initially classified as an artifact and rejected for disaster recovery funding. But the county in an appeal argued the bridge was akin to a pier used for community gatherings and therefore eligible for funding. FEMA late this summer agreed to provide ...

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