Swanton bridge expense debated

Questions are being raised about a $2 million plan to turn an old bridge from Milton into a refurbished span for bikes and pedestrians across the Missisquoi River in Swanton.

VPR Evening News September 18th, 2007

A prominent Vermont lawyer who represents a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay,Cuba, is concerned that the federal government is tapping his phones, A new study concludes the price tag to repair the states roads and bridges is larger than previously projected, Governors are the country are concerned about federal funding for a children’s health insurance program that is due to run out by the end of the month, and Commentator Bill Shubart wonders if local lessons can be drawn from the exodus of Bush Administration officials.

Midday Newscast: September 17, 2007

Senator Patrick Leahy is greeting the appointment of a new attorney general with some advice to the White House; President Bush announced today he’s appointing retired federal judge Michael Mukasey as attorney general; Transportation officials say a key bridge over southern Lake Champlain is aging and may need to be replaced in the next few years; a group that has raised awareness about suburban sprawl in Vermont is changing its name to reflect its changing mission.

Crown Point Bridge update, replacement eyed

The Crown Point Bridge was pronounced safe after inspections over the past month or so. But the historic span over southern Lake Champlain was designed for another era. So Vermont and New York are trying to figure out whether it can be updated or whether it should be replaced.

Interview: Peter Van Keuren, Crown Point Bridge inspection

f you’re taking the bridge that connects Crown Point, New York with Addison, Vermont today, you may want to give yourself a little extra time. The Crown Point Bridge is undergoing an inspection that started yesterday and continues today. Peter Van Keuren is New York’s Department of Transportation Public Information Coordinator. He spoke with VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb and says the span was scheduled for a check-up, but given recent events, there was an added urgency to getting one now.

Weight limit curtailed on Morrisville bridge

Alarmed by what they saw during an inspection yesterday, state engineers today announced that they’re curtailing the weight limit on a Lamoille River truss bridge in Morrisville.