Vandals hit Pepperell s historic covered bridge twice last week. On Monday, Oct. 1, a resident discovered the damage.
Vandals hit Pepperell s historic covered bridge twice last week. On Monday, Oct. 1, a resident discovered the damage. (COURTESY PHOTO)

PEPPERELL -- Vandals have spray-painted the town's covered bridge on Groton Street twice since Monday, police said.

In a statement, Police Chief David Scott said officers responded to a emailed report that the bridge's wooden exterior was marked in black paint with dozens of symbols.

On Thursday, as the investigation was underway, a second incident occurred, police said.

More vandalism was found along the Nashua River Rail Trail, of which the bridge is part, police said.

The 100-foot-long expanse over the Nashua River is eight years old. It replaced a 1963 version in 2010. A bridge has been in that spot for more than 200 years.

While police were investigating, the bridge was again spray-painted on overnight Thursday, Oct. 4. No arrests had been made as of press time. If you have
While police were investigating, the bridge was again spray-painted on overnight Thursday, Oct. 4. No arrests had been made as of press time. If you have information, contact police at 978-433- 2424. (COURTESY PHOTO)


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