If you've ever been to Budapest or Prague you know the power that a really nice bridge can have. People stroll across the Chain and Charles bridges day and night simply because someone had the foresight to add art to functionality.
In Vermont and New York, officials face the task of building a new bridge between Chimney Point and Crown Point. In case you missed it, you can read more about it here
. They are under pressure to do it quickly, so as to ease the stress of those who depend on the bridge to commute, and they are under pressure to do it cheaply, as neither state is flush with cash.
In light of that, what kind of bridge do you want? I'm not saying that with the right style of bridge Chimney Point and Crown Point become Buda and Pest, not saying we'd even want that, but the two spots on Lake Champlain have their own special history and beauty. It's something to think about.
- Terri Hallenbeck
Labels: Lake Champlain Bridge, vermont politics