Champlain Bridge -- New York to Vermont is rebuilt and open, Nov. 6, 2011
Original 1929 bridge was demolished in 2009. Free Ferry operated while new bridge built.
New bridge opened Nov. 6; Free ferry closed.
Vermont to Westport access is now Champain Bridge or
Essex, NY to Charlotte, VT Ferry
Normally leaves NY on 1/2 hour; 6:30 am to 8:30 pm. VT on the hour, 6 - 8
Link to Ferry Schedules
Detonated 28 Dec 2009, leaving piers and rubble.
Remaining piers demolished April 9, 2010
New Champlain Bridge opened Nov. 6, 2011
Pedestrian and bike paths also open
Drafts of engineering reports from HNTB company on bridge condition,
History and construction errors when built; detailed, but fascinating info not widely discussed:
Executive Summary pdf 252 kb Safety assessment pdf 5 mb Appendices to safety report pdf 6.1 mb
See Video of Bridge Opening in 1929 with then NY Governor FDR
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