On Nov. 11, Governor Cuomo announced the opening of the Lake Champlain Bridge, a span that will link New York and Vermont. During his speech, he discussed the bridge — which was completed six years early — as a symbol of his commitment to, and investment in, infrastructure. Below, is an excerpt from the governor’s speech:
The opening of a new bridge is great news for residents and businesses in the North Country who depend upon this bridge and have been inconvenienced by its closure. Today’s announcement demonstrates that, once again, New York State government can work effectively and efficiently for the people.
Other officials from the Cuomo administration spoke of the need for public infrastructure:
Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy: “This bridge symbolizes what a responsive government can do for the people. This is about getting things done and working for the people of New York State. With the leadership of Gov. Cuomo, we were able to restore mobility for the people and business of New York and Vermont, providing a safer, stronger, better link across Lake Champlain that will help restore normalcy to everyone who depends on this bridge.”
State Transportation Commissioner Joan McDonald: “The collaborative efforts of all of our partners are a testament to what we can do when we put our heads together and work to achieve a common goal.”