Viewing Areas Set For Bridge Demolition

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Public viewing areas will be set up in New York and Vermont for the demolition Wednesday of the Lake Champlain Bridge.

In New York, two viewing areas will be available along the shore in Port Henry, about 2 miles west of the 80-year-old bridge. On the Vermont side, Route 125 in West Addison is the designated viewing area.

A 1,000-foot buffer zone will bar the public from the area immediately surrounding the bridge, and the Federal Aviation Association has established a 2,000 foot no-fly zone around it.

The span, on the lake’s narrow southern end, was closed Oct. 16 when engineers deemed it wasn’t safe because of severe erosion to its concrete piers.

The demolition will be broadcast live on the Internet.

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