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Lake Champlain Bridge reopens, reconnects N.Y. and Vermont

How many other bridges should we be rebuilding?

WNYT-TV reports:

The new Lake Champlain Bridge is reopening Monday, ending nearly two years of disrupted travel between New York and Vermont.

The $70 million bridge connects Crown Point with Addison, Vt. The old bridge was demolished two years ago after it was deemed unsafe.

New York Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy and Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin will be there for the event.

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Mike Groll / AP

Pedestrians walk across the Lake Champlain Bridge after a dedication ceremony in Crown Point, N.Y., on Monday, Nov. 7. The original span was closed in October 2009 after inspectors deemed it unsafe. The 80-year-old bridge was destroyed by a controlled explosion in late December 2009.The new bridge reconnects Crown Point, N.Y. and West Addison, Vt.



Mike Groll / AP

Pedestrians walk across the Lake Champlain Bridge after a dedication ceremony in Crown Point, N.Y., on Monday, Nov. 7. The original span, which connects Addison, Vt., to Crown Point, was closed in October 2009 after inspectors deemed it unsafe. The 80-year-old bridge was destroyed by a controlled explosion in late December 2009. The new bridge reconnects Crown Point, N.Y. and West Addison, Vt.