Crown Point in Essex County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Welcome To The Lake Champlain Bridge Heritage Area
The Lake Champlain Bridge Heritage Area includes Crown Point State Historic Site, the Lake Champlain Visitors Center, and the Crown Point State Campground in New York, Chimney Point State Historic Site in Vermont, as well as the bridge that connects both sides of the lake. The 1929 Lake Champlain Bridge was a beloved local landmark for 80 years. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and nominated as a National Historic Landmark. For safety reasons, the bridge was demolished on December 28, 2009.
Along the Lake Champlain Bridge Interpretive Trail in New York are four interpretive signs that commemorate the 1929 Lake Champlain Bridge. The 2011 Lake Champlain Bridge connects you to additional interpretive signs and exhibits on both sides of the lake that commemorate the historic bridge and its importance to the people of New York and Vermont. We invite you to stroll across the new Lake Champlain Bridge. From its broad sidewalks you will experience breathtaking views in all directions.
Location. 44° 1.77′ N, 73° 25.606′ W. Marker is in Crown Point, New York, in Essex County. Touch for map. Marker is in Crown Point State Historic Site, along the Fort St. Frédéric walking trail. Marker is in this post office area: Crown Point NY 12928, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Selecting a Bridge Location (a few steps from this marker); Eastern Terminus (within shouting distance of this marker); The French at Crown Point (within shouting distance of this marker); Crown Point: Military Focus (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); The White Flag (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort St. Frédéric (about 400 feet away); The 1929 Lake Champlain Bridge (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crown Point.
More about this marker. A map of the Lake Champlain Bridge Heritage Area appears on the left side of the marker. The caption reads “The Lake Champlain Visitor Center is home to a comprehensive display of the historic 1929 Lake Champlain Bridge. The exhibit’s interpretive panels, artifacts, videos, and slideshows tell the fascinating story of the bridge’s conception, construction, and years of service. Here, you can learn why the bridge was an engineering marvel and how, over the decades, it captured the hearts of those who traveled across it.”
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2018, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 13, 2018, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.