Floating Bridge of Brookfield, VT – Brookfield, Vermont - Atlas Obscura

Floating Bridge of Brookfield, VT

Brookfield, Vermont

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This floating bridge spans Sunset Lake buoyed by pontoons. The bridge, which is the only floating bridge east of the Mississippi River, was originally built in 1820 by Luther Adams and his neighbors.

Unfortunately, the floating bridge occasionally sinks and is currently closed due to damage. It’s been closed to car traffic since 2009 but you can still walk across it and picnic on its shores. Repairs started in 2014 and it is due to open to traffic again in May 2015.

A “state-of-the-art” floatation will system was installed as part of the 2015 renovation. Currently it is closed to car traffic but open to pedestrians.      

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