Vermont police probe theft of covered bridge sign

Covered bridge in Guilford, Vt., with now-missing sign that warns of 'Two dollars fine to drive on this bridge faster than a walk.' Aug. 20, 2004 photo by Jared C. Benedict, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Covered bridge in Guilford, Vt., with now-missing sign that warns of ‘Two dollars fine to drive on this bridge faster than a walk.’ Aug. 20, 2004 photo by Jared C. Benedict, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

GUILFORD, Vt. (AP) – Vermont State Police are investigating the theft of an antique traffic sign from a Guilford covered bridge that warned teamsters not to drive their horses across the bridge faster than a walk.

The theft from the Green River Covered Bridge in Guilford was reported on Saturday.

Police say the 2-foot by 3-foot sign with white letters on a dark background that said “Two dollars fine to drive on this bridge faster than a walk.”

Police say the sign has deep historic and sentimental value.

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Covered bridge in Guilford, Vt., with now-missing sign that warns of 'Two dollars fine to drive on this bridge faster than a walk.' Aug. 20, 2004 photo by Jared C. Benedict, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Covered bridge in Guilford, Vt., with now-missing sign that warns of ‘Two dollars fine to drive on this bridge faster than a walk.’ Aug. 20, 2004 photo by Jared C. Benedict, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.