New Lake Champlain Bridge ribbon cutting set for Monday

first_imgOct 23, 2009 … No one anticipated that the capstone event of 2009’s Lake Champlain Quadricentennial would be the closing of the Champlain Bridge, though … Champlain Bridge closure declared transportation emergency, area … Governors break ground for new Champlain Bridge, ferry to keep… Jul 2, 2009… as a result of a bridge inspection completed earlier this year, repairs will be made to the Lake Champlain Bridge, also known as the … The New York office of Governor Mario Cuomo informed Vermont Governor Shumlin late Thursday afternoon that the ribbon cutting for the new Lake Champlain Bridge will be held on Monday, November 7, at 2:30 pm. New York State is the manager of the bridge construction, though both states share in the cost of its construction. The central arch of the new bridge is slowly raised into place on August 26, 2011.New York State Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy and Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin will preside over the ribbon cutting of the new bridge. This project was completed in less than two years.Sue Minter, deputy secretary of the Vernmont Agency of Transportation, said the ceremony will take place on the New York side of the bridge. Jim Boni, the New York Department of Transportation project manager, said the bridge will be open for traffic following the ribbon cutting, “or shortly thereafter.”The old Champlain Bridge was demolished December 28, 2009, after strucutral problems with the concrete footings first appeared the previous summer. Bridge traffic was first reduced to one-lane before it was closed in October and further inspection led engineers to conclude that the bridge needed to be removed. Ferry service at the Chimney Point (West Addison, VT)/Crown Point, NY, crossing has been used as a substitute for commuters while the bridge has been out.Construction on the new bridge began June 11, 2010. The estimated cost for the entire project was put at $75 million in 2010. The Lake Champlain Bridge (LCB) construction contract (NYSDOT Contract D261458) was awarded to Flatiron Construction Corporation on May 27, 2010, for $69.6 million. The contract is being administered and managed by NYSDOT Region 1. The contract provides for the construction of the new LCB and approaches, as well as the removal of the waterside portions of the temporary ferry facilities in both States after the bridge is complete and open to traffic. The temporary ferry will remain open and free for travelers until the new LCB is open. Additionally, the landside portions of the temporary ferry facilities will be removed and the NYSDEC Campground, Crown Point Historic Site and the Chimney Point Historic Site properties will be restored to their original condition in 2012.RELATED ARTICLES: One-way traffic starts tomorrow on bridge from Vermont to New York … Dec 28, 2009 … With snow falling, the Lake Champlain Bridgeconnecting Addison, Vermont, with Crown Point, New York, was demolished in the blink of an … Arch for new Champlain Bridge lifted into placeFri Aug 26 2011Workers today began the process of transport and lifting into place the center arch span of the new Lake Champlain Bridge. A webcam showing the event (click HERE or see link below) offers still photos of the event. As of 2 pm Friday, August 26, the center arch was being positioned between the existing spans for installation. The first photo is of the final placement. Champlain Bridge demolished this morning | Vermont Business … Jun 11, 2010 … Vermont Governor Jim Douglas and New York State Governor David A. Paterson today broke ground on a new LakeChamplain Bridge …last_img read more