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News stories tagged with "state-of-disrepair"

As NY infrastructure fades, Crown Point bridge rises

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.  Go to full article

State of Disrepair: aging roads & bridges

Today we begin a week-long series looking at the state of New York's infrastructure, called State of Disrepair. It's a collaboration among all the public radio stations across the state.

The safety of New York's network of roads and bridges has fallen victim to the shaky economy, as highway officials struggle to balance their own budgets. Dave Lucas has more on their call for financial assistance from the state.  Go to full article

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