Lake Champlain Bridge To Open Today
11/04/11 6:57AM By Melody Bodette
A long-awaited new bridge across Lake Champlain will open on Monday afternoon.
The Lake Champlain Bridge connecting West Addison, Vt., and Crown Point, N.Y., will replace a span that was destroyed in late 2009 after being found unsafe.
For over two years, commuters have dealt with long detours and then a temporary ferry running on the site.
The $70 million network tied arch bridge was supposed to open on October 9th, but the construction was delayed by flooding and other issues.
The bridge will open on Monday at 2:30 p.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin and New York Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy.