BRATTLEBORO -- As we reported earlier this week, current cold temperatures combined with an unexpected rise in water level has forced a delay of some construction on an area highway bridge.

Chunks of ice riddle the top of the West River and below the bridge on Interstate 91 sits temporarily unmanned construction equipment that is frozen underneath water.

"The equipment is under water as a result of an ice build up," PCL Civil Constructors Inc. Project Manager Caleb Linn, who is overseeing the bridge work, told the Reformer on Tuesday. "This hadn't happened on this project to date."

There was machinery as well as building materials that appeared to be stuck beneath the river. The equipment was being used to replace the deteriorated I-91 bridge over Route 30 and the West River;

[Read out complete coverage on the issue, here.

Here's several videos of crews attempting to remove the equipment on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 9.