Champlain Bridge arch makes journey

Structure arrives at Crown Point, lifted into place

— The state has granted Flatiron a 65-day extension, giving the company until Dec. 13 to finish the bridge. Incentives are in place for an early finish date, according NYSDOT Executive Deputy Commissioner Stanley Gee, who gave an impromptu press conference Aug. 26 at the Crown Point State Historic Site. Flatiron will earn $30,000 for each day it completes the bridge before Dec. 13. Likewise, it will cost the company $30,000 for each day past Dec. 13, Gee said. The DOT will not give an opening date for the bridge, but Gee said the DOT hopes it will happen before 2012.

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