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The new Champlain Bridge opened to traffic (including foot traffic) in November, 2011. Photo: Mark Kurtz
The new Champlain Bridge opened to traffic (including foot traffic) in November, 2011. Photo: Mark Kurtz

Why don't all the Lake Champlain Bridge lights work?

New York's Department of Transportation will look at why some of the lights on the new Lake Champlain Bridge don't work.

LED lights illuminate the Crown Point bridge, and its long pedestrian walkway. When the bridge opened in 2011, all of them worked. Now some don't - raising concerns and conversation on social media.  Go to full article
The new Champlain Bridge opened to traffic (including foot traffic) in November. Photo: Mark Kurtz
The new Champlain Bridge opened to traffic (including foot traffic) in November. Photo: Mark Kurtz

Thousands expected for Lake Champlain Bridge celebration

This weekend marks the official grand opening of the Lake Champlain bridge between Crown Point, New York and Addison, Vermont. Nearly three years after the old bridge was condemned and closed to traffic, the new span will see two days of dances, parades, music, and a flotilla on lake.

Brian Mann has followed the story from the beginning, and he joined Martha Foley on the line to preview the weekend.  Go to full article

Adirondack Attic: A new look at an old bridge

In our on-going series, The Adirondack Attic, Andy Flynn talks with Steve Engelhart, Executive Director of Adirondack Architectural Heritage, about an early photo of the original Lake Champlain Bridge, which connects Crown Point, New York and Addison, Vermont. Back in 1929, the original bridge was state-of-the-art for the era.  Go to full article
Vt. Governor Peter Shumlin and NY Lt. Governor Robert Duffy make the first crossing of the new bridge (Photo:  Mark Kurtz for NCPR)
Vt. Governor Peter Shumlin and NY Lt. Governor Robert Duffy make the first crossing of the new bridge (Photo: Mark Kurtz for NCPR)

New Champlain Bridge opens

Officials from New York and Vermont took part Monday in the opening of the new Lake Champlain Bridge, nearly two years after the old span was demolished.

The opening ceremony for the 70 million dollar bridge took place on the bridge linking Crown Point and Addison, Vt--Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin is there, as is New York Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy.

The original span was closed in October 2009 after inspectors deemed it unsafe. The 80-year-old bridge was destroyed by a controlled explosion in late December 2009. Construction on the new bridge began the following spring.

New York state transportation officials originally set the opening of the new bridge for October, but flooding in the spring caused a delay.

Brian Mann talked with Nora Flaherty from the bridge about the opening, on his cell phone:  Go to full article
The arch as of 3:30pm Friday. Photo: DOT webcam.
The arch as of 3:30pm Friday. Photo: DOT webcam.

The View from the Bridge (raising)

It was a busy day Friday in the Champlain valley where crew worked from dawn to install the middle arch in the new Champlain bridge.

Brian Mann was following the work through the day, and he joined Nora Flaherty from the Fort in Crown Point.  Go to full article
3:30 pm. The arch rises a few feet per hour. Photos: DOT webcam.
3:30 pm. The arch rises a few feet per hour. Photos: DOT webcam.

Installation of missing link begins on Crown Point bridge

UPDATE: The arch was at the new site around 8 this morning. Lifting it into place is expected to take four to eight hours.
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This morning just before six am, workers on the waterfront in Port Henry fired up their tug boats and began moving the massive four hundred foot arch that will complete the Crown Point bridge.

Fifty or so people turned out early to watch, listening quietly as the tugs' big engines rumbled. Brian Mann was on the breakwater watching as the big arch left the construction yard and began its journey south to Crown Point. He spoke with Martha Foley.  Go to full article
Crown Point historic site could close due to the state budget crisis
Crown Point historic site could close due to the state budget crisis

John Brown?s farm, Crown Point historic site eyed by state for closure

State officials are considering a plan that could shut down two of the most cherished historic sites in the North Country. John Brown's farm, just outside of Lake Placid, and the Crown Point State Historic Site in the Champlain Valley would stay closed in the spring. According to two reports published yesterday, the move is part of Governor David Paterson's sweeping statewide budget cutting plan. Brian Mann has details.  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
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

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