The construction company building a new bridge across Lake Champlain has secured a location to assemble the structure’s center arch.
Colorado-based Flatiron is building the $70 million span, which will connect West Addison, Vermont and Crown Point, New York.
Work is underway at the site to build the concrete piers that will hold up the bridge. A steel archway is being fabricated in Pennsylvania.
New York transportation officials say Flatiron will assemble the bridge’s center arch at Valez Marina in Port Henry, New York. It will be floated to the bridge site this summer and then slowly raised into place.
New York transportation officials also recently gave the contractor a 65 day schedule adjustment, due to delays in drilling the footing for the piers. Officials say they’re still working with Flatiron to develop a plan to accelerate construction so that the bridge opens to traffic by October 9th, as planned.