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Donation Jugs Pop Up to Save Sears Hill Bridge

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A committee working to restore and replace the century old footbridge is placing the jugs across the city. A committee working to restore and replace the century old footbridge is placing the jugs across the city.

Spare change from Staunton shoppers will help save the historic Sears Hill Bridge. Donation jugs are popping up in stores, restaurants, and banks. A committee working to restore and replace the century old footbridge is placing the jugs across the city.

The cash will help pay for the restoration work. Committee members hope the community's generosity can save taxpayer dollars. Linda Hanna of the Sears Hill Bridge Fundraising Committee said, "It's everybody's bridge. We want everybody to be able to walk across it safely. By putting in a dollar or $2 in these jugs, they really are going a long way to get this bridge completed."

Right now, engineers and architects are volunteering much of their time and services to analyze the bridge structure in order to come up with a plan and cost to restore it.

Reported by Matt Talhelm
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