GUILFORD – The Vermont State Police are investigating the possible theft of an antique sign that went missing from a covered bridge during the Christmas weekend.
In a press release, police said they were notified about the missing sign, which says, “Two dollars fine to drive on this bridge faster than a walk,” on Sunday. It was believed to have gone missing sometime between 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve and 8 a.m. on Christmas.
The sign is missing from the Green River covered bridge in Guilford. Police said they believe the sign was original to the bridge and “has deep historic and sentimental value.”
A request for proposals to preserve the bridge issued this year, said it’s located in Guilford’s designated historic district, the village of Green River.
“The anchor of this district, for which it is most renowned, is the Green River covered bridge (built) circa 1870,” the document said.
A Vermont transportation enhancement grant of almost $124,000 was issued for the preservation of the bridge this year.
The sign’s dimensions are about 2 feet by 3 feet and it is white with dark letters.
Anyone with information about the sign is asked to contact Trooper Genevra Cushman at the Brattleboro barracks of the Vermont State Police at 254-2382.