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DOT says the Crown Point bridge is at risk of "failure"
DOT says the Crown Point bridge is at risk of "failure"

Crown Point bridge remains closed; structural "failure" a risk

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There's still no word on how long the Crown Point Bridge will be closed. Friday afternoon, state officials in New York and Vermont abruptly shut down the span across Lake Champlain. An inspection found that cement piers holding up the massive structure have eroded so badly that it could collapse at any moment. Thousands of travelers now face detours of 80 to 100 miles. As Brian Mann reports, local officials are furious about the closure and say they want answers for how the historic bridge was allowed to deteriorate.

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Inspections have been underway since 2007.

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Adirondack Bureau Chief

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