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Sole Drawbridge Connecting Lake Champlain Islands to be Demolished

The bridge's $61 million replacement will be finished in two years

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    Sole Drawbridge Connecting Lake Champlain Islands to be Demolished
    WPTZ

    The only drawbridge connecting Vermont's Lake Champlain islands is being demolished.

    WPTZ-TV reports a temporary draw bridge is now in place along U.S. Route 2 providing uninterrupted access from the island of Grand Isle to North Hero.

    The temporary bridge opens at the top of every hour, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., to let boats cross from what's known as Lake Champlain's inland sea into the broad lake.

    The old drawbridge was built in 1953 and it had become increasingly unreliable.

    Shooting at 2nd Wisconsin High School Leaves Community in Shock

    [NATL] Shooting at 2nd Wisconsin High School Leaves Community in Shock

    A school officer and a student were injured at Wisoonsin's Oshkosh West High School Tuesday morning, when the student was shot after attempting to stab the office with a sharp object. The shooting comes just one day after a school resource officer at Waukesha South High School shot a 17-year-old armed student who refused to drop his weapon.

    (Published Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019)

    The $61 million replacement bridge, expected to open in two years, will be among the most expensive ever built in Vermont.

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