Lake Champlain Bridge
New York State Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy and Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin will preside over the ribbon cutting of the brand new Lake Champlain Bridge, which connects Crown Point, N.Y., and Addison, Vt., at 2:30 p.m. this Monday, November 7. The ribbon cutting marks the opening of this bridge, which replaces the former bridge that was closed in October 2009. This project, completed in less than two years, demonstrates the positive power of states, agencies, and the public working together to achieve something remarkable.
The original Lake Champlain Bridge, which spanned the state line between Crown Point, New York and Chimney Point, Vermont, has been demolished. A project to build a new bridge at the same location will soon be completed by both the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) and the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) as co-lead agencies under an agreement between the states. Under this agreement, NYSDOT is responsible for progression of the project and costs will be shared equally by both states.