Crown Point, VT, Oct 26, 2009 — Eleven days have passed since the Crown Point bridge was closed by New York state transportation officials. An inspection found that the cement piers that form the span's foundation were crumbling dangerously. Engineers have been working around the clock to determine whether the bridge can be repaired before winter. But already the closure has begun to squeeze the economy in the central Champlain Valley. Workers on both sides of the lake have been forced to pay for expensive ferry crossings, or make hundred-mile commutes. Brian Mann was in Crown Point over the weekend and has our story.