Author Topic: Green Mountain Loop, map 10 - 2009  (Read 7216 times)

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Offline Peaks

Green Mountain Loop, map 10 - 2009
« on: November 08, 2009, 04:35:51 pm »
For those contemplating using the Crown Point Bridge across Lake Champlain, rather than cross the lake at Fort Ticonderoga, the bridge is now closed.  See: http://www.boston.com/news/local/vermont/articles/2009/11/01/lake_champlain_bridge_closure_presents_hardships_for_businesses_workers/?page=1
« Last Edit: November 09, 2009, 08:13:43 am by JMilyko »

Offline indyfabz

Re: Green Mountain Loop, map 10 - 2009
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2009, 11:36:03 am »
They blew it up the other day.  Saw the video on GMA.

Offline jfitch

Re: Green Mountain Loop, map 10 - 2009
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2009, 10:09:21 pm »
Wait a minute! That doesn't sound like a "temporary closure."

Offline Fred Hiltz

Re: Green Mountain Loop, map 10 - 2009
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2009, 08:03:37 am »
The replacement bridge is scheduled for summer 2011. Meanwhile, a free (subsidized) ferry will open in February 2010, ice conditions permitting.

Fred

Offline bgphelps2

Re: Green Mountain Loop, map 10 - 2009
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2009, 08:58:17 am »
The replacement bridge is scheduled for summer 2011. Meanwhile, a free (subsidized) ferry will open in February 2010, ice conditions permitting.

Fred

Offline Peaks

Re: Green Mountain Loop, map 10 - 2009
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2010, 03:55:40 pm »
Now it appears that the Ticonderoga ferry is closing also.: http://www.timesargus.com/article/20100102/NEWS02/1020317/1003/NEWS02&template=dialup

 I wonder if it's a permanent closing or seasonal closing.  If it's permanent, then a reroute for both the Green Mountain loop and the Northern Tier

Offline Fred Hiltz

Re: Green Mountain Loop, map 10 - 2009
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2010, 07:27:29 am »
That ferry has always closed in winter due to ice. They tried to keep it open this year to take some of the bridge traffic, but it is tiny and did not make much difference. Neither NY nor VT came up with money to pay for insurance after December, and the ice would probably have won out soon, so it closed.

The ferry company http://www.middlebury.net/tiferry/ says they are closing for the season today.

Fred

Offline Peaks

Re: Green Mountain Loop, map 10 - 2009
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2010, 04:44:25 pm »
Temporary ferry now running at Crown Point while the replacement bridge is under construction.