‘The arch lift will provide clear and tangible evidence that we’re moving very close to reopening the Lake Champlain Bridge to the public,’ said NYSDOT Commissioner Joan McDonald. ‘This is an exciting and historic moment for the people in the region who heavily depend on the bridge for their livelihoods. I would like to extend my appreciation to them for their patience as we move forward toward the final phase of the project.’ NYSDOT began the transport process at sunrise on Friday with lift work extending into the late afternoon or early evening. The arch was floated from its construction site at Velez Marine in Port Henry to the bridge site over a two- to four-hour period. The lift is expected to last between four and eight hours. The main navigational channel through the center span will be closed as the arch is floated into position, lifted into place and secured. Marine traffic will be directed through an alternative navigational channel during this time period. VTrans reminds the public that opportunities to view the arch lift from the Vermont side of the lake are limited. Due to safety concerns, viewers will not be allowed close to the construction site, by land or water. Viewers are welcome to watch the lift at locations along Route 125 on the Vermont side or from the New York side at The Crown Point State Historic Site or DEC campground. Viewers are also reminded that The Chimney Point State Historic Site is currently closed and is not available as a viewing site. High traffic volumes are anticipated for the ferry and viewers will not be allowed to access the ferry landing area unless traveling on the ferry.The ferry connecting New York State to Vermont will remain open and operational at all times during the work. However, higher than normal traffic levels near the bridge site may cause some highway traffic congestion. For those interested in viewing the process, on the New York side, the Department of Environmental Conservation campground, Crown Point State Historic Site and Essex County Visitors Center will be open to the public. Free parking is available at the historic site. The DEC campground will charge an entrance fee. However, parking is limited in these areas and no additional parking accommodations are available due to the need to keep New York Route 185, Vermont routes 17 and 125, and the ferry access roads passable at all times. The lift can also be viewed by visiting NYSDOT’s Lake Champlain Bridge webcam page at:https://www.nysdot.gov/lakechamplainbridge/bridgecam(link is external). The webcam takes periodic still shots of the construction site. Workers today began the process of transport and lifting into place the center arch span of the new Lake Champlain Bridge. A webcam showing the event (click HERE or see link below) offers still photos of the event. As of 2 pm Friday, August 26, the center arch was being positioned between the existing spans for installation. The first photo is of the final placement. The other photos show the progress of lifting the span into placeAugust 29 10 am 5 pm3:45 pm 2:45 pm Picture taken at 2:15 pm Friday August 26, 2011.
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