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Bike Ferry Service On Lake Champlain Resumes

A bicycle ferry that carries cyclists across part of Lake Champlain reopened Friday after repairs were made to an old railroad causeway on the water that is a popular bicycle path.
The causeway between Colchester and South Hero was heavily damaged during a May 4th storm that caused the formation of sinkholes in the 4-mile causeway and structural damage to a bridge.

The nonprofit Local Motion had said the bike ferry would not operate this summer, but later said the service would be offered.

Republican. Governor Phil Scott attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday.

On busy summer days more than 900 bicyclists and pedestrians use the path. The ferry trip lasts eight minutes and costs $8 roundtrip for adults.

The causeway is part of the nearly 14-mile (22.5 kilometer) Island Line Trail that starts at Burlington's Oakledge Park.

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