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The 400 foot span will be moved from this site Thursday morning (Photos courtesy of:  Susan Waters)
The 400 foot span will be moved from this site Thursday morning (Photos courtesy of: Susan Waters)

Lake Champlain bridge arch to be installed on Thursday

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State transportation officials in New York say the giant steel arch needed to complete the Lake Champlain bridge will be moved into place tomorrow if weather permits. DOT commissioner Joan McDonald issued a statement saying that the event will mark a "historic day for the people of the region who heavily depend on the bridge for their livelihoods."

The bridge from Crown Point New York to Addison Vermont was closed and condemned two years ago, after engineers found that its support piers were crumbled. Brian Mann headed out on the lake this week to get a preview of the route that the new 400-foot long arch will travel from the construction yard in Port Henry to the bridge site in Crown Point. He sent this audio postcard.

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The structure will be hoisted into place here, a process that will take 6-12 hours

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Adirondack Bureau Chief

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