Town: ________________________ Bridge Number: _____
THIS HISTORIC BRIDGE PRESERVATION EASEMENT
made this ______________ day of ___________, 20___
by and between (Grantor) and the Vermont Agency of Transportation.
WHEREAS, Grantor town or city. is the owner of Bridge No. ______ (hereinafter "Bridge") and the Grantee is a public agency of, the State of Vermont authorized to accept historic bridge preservation easements to protect historic bridges that provide economic, aesthetic, and educational benefits to the people of Vermont, pursuant to Chapter ______ , Vermont Public Acts of ______ and
WHEREAS, the Grantor and Grantee recognize the historical, cultural, and aesthetic value and significance of said Bridge, which is listed on or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, and have the common purpose of preserving said Bridge; and
WHEREAS, the grant of a preservation easement by Grantor to Grantee enveloping said Bridge will assist in preserving and maintaining said Bridge, its historic engineering and architectural features, its contribution to the state's rural landscape or, as applicable, urban setting, and its value and significance to the people of Vermont;
NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of Ten Dollars (810.00) and other good and valuable consideration, receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, Grantor, on behalf of itself, its successors and assigns, does hereby irrevocably give, grant, sell, bargain, and convey unto Grantee a preservation easement in gross in perpetuity (hereinafter the "Easement") enveloping the following described structure and all its superstructural, substructural, protective, or ornamental elements including the land to which it is attached:
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The Easement, to be of the nature and character hereinafter further expressed, shall constitute a binding servitude upon said Bridge owned by the Grantor, and to that end Grantor covenants on behalf of itself, its successors, and assigns, with Grantee, its successors, and assigns, such covenants being deemed to run as a binding servitude in perpetuity with the Bridge and the land to which it is attached, to comply with each of the following covenants and stipulations. These stipulations contribute to the public purpose in that they aid significantly in the preservation of the Bridge and help to maintain and assure the present and future historic integrity of the Bridge.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, on the date first shown above, Grantor has caused this preservation easement to be executed and delivered, and Grantee has caused this instrument to be accepted and executed.
At ____________________________________ , in the State of Vermont, County of ____________________ ,
this _______day of ____________________ , __________ ,
___________________________, on behalf of the town/city of ___________________________,
personally appeared and acknowledged this instrument to be his/her free act and deed.