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Friday, August 26, 2011

Raising the Champlain bridge

Barges move the massive arch across Lake Champlain. Photo by Seth Lang.

Barges move the massive arch across Lake Champlain. Photo by Seth Lang.

Sightseers gathered in Crown Point today to watch the installation of the arch for the new bridge connecting New York State and Vermont.

The arch was still being slowly hoisted this afternoon. Crown Point photographer Seth Lang took these photos of the massive structure–which is about eight stories high–being moved into place by barges.

The original bridge was closed in 2009 because of structural damage, causing economic hardship to towns on the both side of Lake Champlain. The new one is scheduled to open this fall, according to the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.

Updates on the bridge construction, including photos, are available online from the state Department of Transportation.

The arch will connect two spans of roadway already in place. Photo by Seth Lang.

The arch will connect two spans of roadway already in place. Photo by Seth Lang.

Phil Brown

Contributor Phil Brown was editor of the Adirondack Explorer from 1999-2018. When he isn't at his desk, he's usually out hiking, paddling, skiing, or doing something else important.

2 Responses

  1. Phil says:

    Thanks for pointing that out, Paul. I removed the link.

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