Wednesday night community members celebrated the completed project.
"It's just great when a community works so well together and collaborates with the state. I feel so pleased with the project when it's done that they come out in a rainstorm. It's key to our economic growth," said Sue Minter, VTrans Deputy Secretary.
"We've been here for about 10 years now and ever since then we've always heard discussions about the new bridge and now it's finally come to fruition, and we're really excited about it," said Elias Erwin, East Middlebury resident.
The bridge had been closed for 45 days. It's one of six bridges VTrans will renovate in Rochester and Middlebury.d