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The Bridges of Bedford County, Pennsylvania

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Bedford, PA, March 28, 2010 - "Costly preservation efforts on symbols of simpler times help to drive tourism." Preserving the 14 covered bridges in Bedford County is a difficult task essential to the continued tourism of the area as well as a modern-day reprieve into slower and simpler times.

"Preservation isn't easy," said Joyce Soroka, president of the Theodore Burr Covered Bridge Society of Pennsylvania, a nonprofit organization that works to maintain the bridges across the state. "There is limited funding for covered bridges," Soroka said, "and high price tags to repair them."

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[Our thanks to Tom Keating for forwarding this story - Ed.]

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