© 2022
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

New bridge idea panned by Vermont governor

Lake Champlain
Pat Bradley
View of Lake Champlain from Plattsburgh, NY towards Grand Isle, VT

A group in northern New York wants a new bridge built between New York and Vermont. But Vermont’s governor is not enthusiastic about the idea.

A group called Bridge the Gap, frustrated by the time and cost of ferries to cross Lake Champlain, is mounting a nascent local campaign to assess the feasibility of building a bridge between Plattsburgh, New York and Grand Isle, Vermont. Asked about the effort during his weekly briefing, Republican Governor Phil Scott called it a want and not a need.

“I think we have higher priorities in the state but if New York wants to build a bridge between New York and Vermont they can have at it. And they can pay for it too.”

No studies are underway or currently planned.