Missisquoi Bay Bridge opens to traffic

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Vehicles are rolling now across the newly built Missisquoi Bay Bridge.

The span across a northern arm of Lake Champlain is part of a road that links northwestern Vermont to adjacent New York and Quebec.

The new $44 million concrete and steel structure at the mouth of Missisquoi Bay stretches more than 3,500 feet between West Swanton and East Alburgh. It’s the longest bridge completely within the borders of Vermont.

Transportation Secretary Neale Lunderville says the new span is a major improvement.

The new bridge is 44 feet wide when travel and pedestrian lanes are included, more than twice the 21 feet of the 1938 span it replaced.

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