Thursday, October 29, 2009

200 Show Up to Talk Bridge

Around 200 people filled the Addison Central School gym this week to plead for a new lake crossing near the now-closed Champlain Bridge. It's a job they said New York and Vermont transportation officials should have accomplished several days ago. Transportation officials from both states though could not do anything to calm the upset crowd. Many of those in attendance have been contending with 100-mile detours through Whitehall, N.Y., or waits for ferry service since the Champlain Bridge closed on Oct. 16 due to substantial erosion found in two of the 80-year-old span’s 11 concrete piers.