New VT-NY Ferry Could Be In Operation By Feb. 1

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A new Lake Champlain ferry that will link Vermont and New York near the site of a now-demolished bridge should be carrying passengers by the end of the month.

Work is continuing on the ramps that will enable vehicles to use the ferry for the short trip between West Addison, VT and Crown Point, N.Y.

The bridge that linked the two states was demolished last month, two months after it was found to be unsafe. Vermont Transportation Spokesman John Zicconi tells the Burlington Free Press no opening date has been set for the new ferry, but it should be ready by the end of the month, as originally planned.

Construction on a new bridge is set to begin this spring with completion in 2011.

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