Arch Lift Delayed Until Friday

08/25/11 6:06AM By Ross Sneyd

VPR/M. Bodette
The Lake Champlain bridge will have to wait another day for its arch. The operation has been delayed until Friday due to weather.

A plan to install the arch of the new Lake Champlain Bridge has been postponed until Friday.

The nearly 2 million pound arch was scheduled to be floated down the lake and lifted into place today. But with weather forecasters predicting poor conditions, transportation officials have decided to hold off for a day.

The arch was built on land a few miles north of the site of the bridge connecting West Addison, Vermont and Crown Point, New York.

The process of getting the arch down Lake Champlain and installing it is expected to take a full day.

The main navigational channel under the bridge will be closed as the arch is floated into position, but ferry service will continue as normal.

 

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