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Champlain Bridge engineer Ted Zoli drawn to upstate region

— Zoli said not only has bridge been a success in terms of progress, it has been cost effective for both states. Building the structure first on land in Port Henry had provided some cost savings. While the tied arch bridge design wasn’t the least expensive out of all six choices, it was an efficient choice, he said.

“I would like to think we got a lot of value for an interesting structure,“ he said.

The site demands a bridge, Zoli said, not only for the community but also for its historical significance that can be found on both sides of the bridge. Also, placing the new bridge along the same alignment was to alleviate the amount of time it would take to replace it.

“It was the only real strategy for a quick fix,” he said.

Ted Zoli will be speaking at Camp Dudley on Sunday, Aug. 21, at 1 p.m. in the Witherbee Hall. Zoli designed the Champlain Bridge currently being constructed in Crown Point and is a Camp Dudley alumni

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