TICONDEROGA - The U.S. Federal Highway Administration may rapidly approve the demolition of the 80-year-old Crown Point Bridge by early next week. If so, the actual demolition work may start the week of Dec. 13.
New York State Department of Transportation official Deborah Rausch said the bid taking process from subcontractors will begin this Monday, the same day the FHA is expected to ok the demolition job.
Rausch said, "A subcontractor will be selected on Wednesday (Dec. 9)."
She noted that the subcontractor will handle setting the controlled explosions that will drop sections of the 2,184.3-foot bridge into the lake.
Reading between the lines, it appears that the explosive work might begin shortly after a subcontractor is selected.