The Bridges of Essex County

The Otis Mountain Lane Bridge is another contentious bridge project. At the Aug. 6 meeting, members of the Otis Mountain Camp & Home Owners Association addressed the board, requesting that the bridge be rehabilitated, rather than replaced.

The Otis Mountain Bridge has the second-lowest rating in the county; only the Cold Brook Bridge, in St. Armand, has a lower rating. The Cold Brook will likely be the next bridge on the countys replacement schedule.

Lake Champlain (Crown Point) Bridge Facts

Age: Built in 1929
Length: 14 spans totaling 2,184 feet
Roadway Vertical Curve at Mid-Span: 550 feet in length
Roadway width: 26.1 feet
Structure Type: Combination of through truss, deck truss, and deck plate girders
Bicycle/Pedestrian Accommodations: None
Vertical Clearance on Bridge: 14 feet
Maximum Height Over Water: 95 feet (varies with lake water level)
Maximum Vertical Clearance Channel Width: 186 feet
Lake Depth at Piers: 100 feet
Average Annual Daily Traffic: 3,400-plus vehicles per day
Weight Capacity: Restricted since 1994

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