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Bridge celebration postponed until May 2012

DOT uncertain when Champlain span will be ready

— A temporary ferry service now links Crown Point and Addison, Vt.

The bridge was demolished in December 2009 and construction started on a new bridge in June 2010.

The Lake Champlain Bridge Coalition still has plans for a series of events to celebrate the new span across the lake. The celebration is now slated for May 19 and 20, 2012.

There are plans for a parade across the bridge, a street dance, a 5-kilometer road race, fireworks, a boat flotilla led by the Lois McClure and a visit from an Army Blackhawk helicopter.

“This will allow us time for great fundraising and allow us to plan an even better event,” Hennessy said of the delay. “We’ll make lemonade out of lemons.”

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