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Where Lake Champlain meets the Adirondack Mountains

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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

Lake Champlain bride remnants from demolition
Detonated 28 Dec 2009, leaving piers and rubble.
Remaining piers demolished April 9, 2010

Champlain Bridge opened Nov 6, 2011
New Champlain Bridge opened Nov. 6, 2011
Pedestrian and bike paths also open

See history of Champlain Bridge
Photos of construction and possibly still active Cams.

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

Westport Marina, Inc.
20 Washington Street
PO Box 410, Westport NY 12993-0410
518-962-4356 Fax 518-962-4725
E-mail: TheCrew@WestportMarina.com

Page updated 8 Nov 2011. Webmaster: Bob Carroll