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New Lake Champlain bridge is projected to open in Summer 2011.
New Lake Champlain bridge is projected to open in Summer 2011.

DOT says new Lake Champlain bridge won?t be derailed by budget crisis

The budget crisis in Albany is threatening to bring state construction projects to a standstill. But New York's Department of Transportation says the effort to rebuild the Lake Champlain bridge at Crown Point is still on track. With eighty percent of the funding coming from the Federal government, the project appears to be insulated from most of the chaos in the state capital. But as Brian Mann reports, many local residents still worry that the bridge could be delayed.  Go to full article
Governor David Paterson was in Crown Point, as workers were still removing wreckage from the old Lake Champlain Bridge
Governor David Paterson was in Crown Point, as workers were still removing wreckage from the old Lake Champlain Bridge

Governor: Crown Point-Addison ferry to open on Sunday

Governor David Paterson was in the North Country yesterday, announcing that a new, temporary ferry will begin serving Crown Point and Addison Vermont as early as this weekend. The Lake Champlain bridge closed in mid-October after inspectors founds the concrete pilings were disintegrating. As Brian Mann reports, residents and business-owners in the Champlain Valley see the new ferry as another big step toward returning their lives to normal.  Go to full article

Officials seek money to fix international bridge

A state report says the international bridge between Ogdenbsurg and Prescott, Ontario is in "urgent need" of repair. The bridge over the St. Lawrence River rates 4.3, or "partially deficient", on a 7-point scale used by the Department of Transportation. The report by Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli warns closing the bridge would cost the region millions of dollars in commerce and tourism. Local officials say they welcome the attention of the Comptroller's report. They hope it'll attract the $75 million needed to repair the 50-year-old span. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Champlain bridge to be demolished at 10am; WATCH ONLINE

State officials still sound confident that today is the day they'll demolish the Crown Point bridge. Cold weather delayed the countdown last week. But this morning at 10am engineers plan to trigger more than 800 pounds of explosives, knocking the massive structure into Lake Champlain. Brian Mann is in the Chaplain Valley and spoke this morning with Martha Foley.  Go to full article
DOT will destroy the steel supports under the Lake Champlain bridge (Source:  DOT)
DOT will destroy the steel supports under the Lake Champlain bridge (Source: DOT)

Bridge demolition postponed until Monday

As we've been hearing this morning, the eighty-year-old Crown Point bridge will survive for a little bit longer. The historic structure was slated for demolition this morning at 10 am. But the big moment has been delayed until Monday morning at ten. Brian Mann was in Ticonderoga for a briefing by Department of Transportation officials yesterday and he spoke with Martha Foley.  Go to full article
Modified network tied arch bridge design. Source: NYSDOT
Modified network tied arch bridge design. Source: NYSDOT

North Country leaders choose new Crown Point bridge concept

An advisory committee has recommended a last-minute design as the replacement for the closed Lake Champlain Bridge, set to be demolished in the coming weeks. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article
A temporary ferry service will ease traffic woes at Crown Point caused by bridge failure
A temporary ferry service will ease traffic woes at Crown Point caused by bridge failure

Construction of new ferry access at Crown Point begins

State officials say construction has begun on a new vehicle ferry that will run between Crown Point and Addison Vermont. A ferry made test runs at the site yesterday. Meanwhile, state officials have unveiled a new multi-million dollar aid package designed to help residents stranded by the bridge closure. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Historic Crown Point bridge will be demolished, replaced

New York's acting Transportation commissioner says the Crown Point bridge is too seriously damaged to be repaired. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article

Anger over Lake Champlain bridge closure

Nearly two weeks of frustration over the closure of the Crown Point Bridge boiled over last night during a public meeting in Port Henry. Dozens of people whose lives and businesses have been disrupted by the October 16th bridge closure vented their anger and frustration to state Department of Transportation officials and representatives of Governor David Paterson. While no permanent solutions were offered, DOT officials are continuing to work on a series of short-term travel options to help those who've been impacted by the bridge closure. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article

Officials say Crown Point bridge closed until spring

Engineers say the Lake Champlain Bridge between Crown Point, New York and Addison, Vt., will be closed until at least spring. New York Transportation Department Engineer Robert Dennison says the structural problem with the bridge is "unexpectedly extreme." According to Dennison, it's just too risky to continue using the bridge that was closed Oct. 16. The Burlington Free Press reports Dennison was at a public meeting on the bridge closure in Addison last night.

The closure is disrupting lives and commerce on both sides of the lake. A survey conducted by New York state found that between 3,000 and 4,000 cars used the span each day. The states are now providing free ferry and bus service for locals who live and work on opposite sides of the lake. Another public information meeting is planned for this evening at 7 pm at the Moriah Central School in Port Henry, NY.  Go to full article

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