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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin and NY Lt. Gov. Bob Duffy cut the ribbon on Monday (Photo: Mark Kurtz for NCPR)
Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin and NY Lt. Gov. Bob Duffy cut the ribbon on Monday (Photo: Mark Kurtz for NCPR)

Officials declare Lake Champlain bridge open, ending two year "nightmare"

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A crisis that disrupted tourism, farming and family ties along the Champlain Valley came to an end yesterday, as officials from New York and Vermont cut the ribbon for the new Crown Point bridge.

The $70 million structure re-establishes the link from Crown Point to Addison, Vermont. The ceremony was attended by dignitaries, by hundreds of local residents, and by a group of "29ers."

They're the folks who were also on hand in 1929 when the first bridge was unveiled. Martha Foley has more.

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The 1929 bridge as depicted on an official tourist map.

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