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As NY infrastructure fades, Crown Point bridge rises

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This week, in a series called State of Disrepair, public radio stations around New York have been looking at infrastructure problems that threaten our highways, bridges and dams.

One symbol of that aging infrastructure was the emergency closure and demolition in 2009 of the Crown Point Bridge that spans Lake Champlain.

State officials scrambled to set up temporary ferry service and they now say a new bridge will be in place before the end of this year.

Brian Mann checked in this week with Teresa Sayward. She's the state Assemblywoman from Willsboro, and also co-chairs the bridge project's public advisory committee.

Sayward says the project remains on track, despite the harsh winter and some big challenges out on the lake.

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Brian Mann
Adirondack Bureau Chief

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