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FEMA to pay for design of Blenheim Covered Bridge

The Blenheim Covered Bridge in 2011, before Tropical Storm Irene washed it away.
Photographer: By Karen Bjornland
The Blenheim Covered Bridge in 2011, before Tropical Storm Irene washed it away.
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency will pay Schoharie County to design a new Blenheim Covered Bridge to replace the one destroyed by tropical storm Irene. But the county’s flood recovery coordinator said approval for architectural and engineering funding doesn’t reflect a complete victory — a sentiment that’s drawn fire from Blenheim residents who view the bridge as a focal point in the town’s post-disaster recovery. Recovery coordinator and County Treasurer William Cherry, during his monthly ...

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