Greater City Providence

Video: Lake Champlain Bridge opens years ahead of schedule

Remember that bridge across Lake Champlain that all of a sudden officials deemed had to be shut and torn down before it fell into the lake back in late 2009?

Well, the replacement is done already.

As you can see in the video, the bridge’s main span was built on land, then floated up the lake and lifted into place, much like our Iway Bridge.

Original estimates forecasted it taking 8 years to build a new bridge. Construction of the new bridge began in June 2010.

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