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Old 09-28-2009, 08:53 PM
 
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I don't even like to drive across that bridge with a few cars/trucks on it let alone in a bumper to bumper line of traffic while they "work" on it.
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Old 10-21-2009, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Vermont, grew up in Colorado and California
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Now that it's CLOSED, must be even worse.
I do not envy what some folks must be going through yikes.
Gotta be a real pain.
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Old 10-21-2009, 11:50 PM
 
Location: on a dirt road in Waitsfield,Vermont
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Now that it's CLOSED, must be even worse.
I do not envy what some folks must be going through yikes.
Gotta be a real pain.
Have to admit that it does suck for those who use it regularly. Even tho the two states share the bridge NY is in charge of the project when it was announced and also with these latest developements.

It was on the news tonight that it will take two weeks for divers to fully access the problem and they are trying to set up a temp ferry service to at least get cars across. It should be free IMHO but they didn't mention anything about that.
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Old 10-22-2009, 07:23 AM
 
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Is the bridge the only crossing between NY and VT in the area?
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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It is the only bridge crossing in the area. There is a seasonal ferry (Shoreham-Ticonderoga) which has extended it's operation until the lake freezes (it ususually closes up shop right around now) and the Charlotte-Essex ferry which runs year round.
Many people live on the NY side and work in Vermont at Goodrich in Vergennes or up in the Burlington area. Also, quite a few folks who live in VT work at IP in Ticonderoga. A Vermont farm in Addison has farmland and animals across the lake in NY. It's now taking the farmers 3 hours to move their animals...not 20 minutes. Port Henry, Crown Point and Ticonderoga are "local" in this area. This bridge closing is causing a huge headache for many and business are already being affected (The Bridge Restaurant and WAGS for a couple examples. I'm sure Champs Store in Crown Point is hurting too.
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Old 10-22-2009, 04:53 PM
 
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It is the only bridge crossing in the area. There is a seasonal ferry (Shoreham-Ticonderoga) which has extended it's operation until the lake freezes (it ususually closes up shop right around now) and the Charlotte-Essex ferry which runs year round.
Many people live on the NY side and work in Vermont at Goodrich in Vergennes or up in the Burlington area. Also, quite a few folks who live in VT work at IP in Ticonderoga. A Vermont farm in Addison has farmland and animals across the lake in NY. It's now taking the farmers 3 hours to move their animals...not 20 minutes. Port Henry, Crown Point and Ticonderoga are "local" in this area. This bridge closing is causing a huge headache for many and business are already being affected (The Bridge Restaurant and WAGS for a couple examples. I'm sure Champs Store in Crown Point is hurting too.
That is awful! In this economy and to have the added difficulty traveling to/from work is devastating.
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Old 10-22-2009, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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A website has been set up to relay the latest news on the bridge closure

Crown Point - Lake Champlain Bridge Updates
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Old 10-22-2009, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Some more interesting stories:

Temporary Ferry May Offer Relief for Lake Champlain Commuters - WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports-

Business Owners Demand Action on Crown Point Bridge - WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports-
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Old 10-22-2009, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Vermont, grew up in Colorado and California
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That is awful! In this economy and to have the added difficulty traveling to/from work is devastating.
Yes indeed, emergency managers on both sides of the lake should have evaluated this possibilty years ago, especially in an area/climate where the lake freezes over.
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Old 10-22-2009, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Winter Springs, FL
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There was talk of setting up a temporary pontoon bridge, but you can't use a pontoon bridge once the lake freezes up unless they set up a bubbler system to keep the lake from freezing around the bridge.
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