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March 21, 2013

Champlain Bridge lights out

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INQUIRES

Members of the Lake Champlain Bridge Coalition, a grassroots group that supported construction of a new bridge, made numerous inquiries to DOT about the lights over the last few months and was finally told they would be fixed this spring, Co-Director Karen Hennessy said.

The original Champlain Bridge was closed on Oct. 16, 2009, when it was 80 years old, due to severe structural cracks. It was blown up with controlled explosives in December 2009. The new span opened Nov. 7, 2011.

The bridge connects Crown Point with Chimney Point, Vt., and is used by thousands of commuters daily.

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