NY: Lake Champlain Bridge Project

Lake Champlain Bridge Project
Between Chimney Point, VT and

The $76 million Lake Champlain Bridge replacement project improved the quality of life for residents in both New York and Vermont. The original bridge, built in 1929, was found to have deteriorating bridge piers and was closed in 2009. Closing the bridge forced nearly 3,400 daily travelers between New York and Vermont to find a detour 85 miles away. A temporary ferry service was enacted in the bridge’s place, but delays remained for travelers. The New York State Department of Transportation completed the bridge in 20 months using a dynamic design-bid-build (D2B2) model. Opening in November 2011, the project has won numerous awards and was ranked third on Roads & Bridges Magazine’s top 10 bridges list in 2010.


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