Closed Bridge en Vermont Bridge to Stay Closed a Bit Longer <p>A contractor that had hoped to have a key Vermont bridge fully renovated by year's end says the structure is going to stay closed a bit longer.<br><br>The contractor says it ran into unexpected problems recently involving the support structure and soil at the Veterans Memorial Long Bridge in Newport.<br><br>The bridge over Lake Memphremagog closed in 2010 for repairs. The closing meant lost access from Newport to a major east-west truck route. It connects to Western Avenue and the Interstate 91 access road.<br> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 22:50:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 51859 at