NY-VT Panel Suggests Design For Replacement Bridge

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An advisory committee has recommended a last-minute design as the replacement for the closed Lake Champlain Bridge, set to be demolished in the coming weeks.

Two members of the Public Advisory Committee, Moriah Town Supervisor Tom Scozzafava and New York Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward confirm that the design known as a "modified network tied arch" is the panels’ choice to replace the 80-year-old bridge.

The design is similar to the current span’s look and was the last of six presented during a public forum last weekend in Ticonderoga. Sayward says the lead engineer came up with the design just hours before Saturday’s presentation.

The bridge connecting Crown Point, N.Y. and Addison, Vt. was closed Oct. 16 after being deemed unsafe.

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