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Brookfield in Orange County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Floating Bridge

 
 
The Floating Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dennis Gilkenson, June 24, 2016
1. The Floating Bridge Marker
Inscription.
Since 1820, eight versions of the Floating Bridge have spanned Sunset Lake, each serving as a unique gateway to Brookfield Village. Previous versions of the bridge were constructed with a variety of materials, including massive timbers, 50-gallon barrels, and Styrofoam. The eighth version opened in 2015 and was intended to reflect the overall design and aesthetics of the previous crossings, but is constructed with a state-of-the-art flotation system to allow for easier maintenance and segmental replacement. Brookfield’s is the only floating bridge in Vermont, and remains an important community landmark and gathering place for the town.
 
Erected 2015 by Vermont Agency of Transportation.
 
Location. 44° 2.543′ N, 72° 36.242′ W. Marker is in Brookfield, Vermont, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of Vermont Route 65 and Stone Road, on the right when traveling west on State Route 65. Touch for map. At Sunset Lake. Marker is in this post office area: Brookfield VT 05036, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town of Williamstown (approx. 6.2 miles away); Davenport Birthplace (approx. 6.4 miles away); Thomas Davenport
Wide view of The Floating Bridge marker image. Click for full size.
By Dennis Gilkenson, June 3, 2017
2. Wide view of The Floating Bridge marker
(approx. 6.4 miles away); Randolph State Normal School (approx. 7.1 miles away); Norwich University (approx. 7.1 miles away); Randolph (approx. 7.1 miles away); Jonathan Peckham Miller (was approx. 7.1 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Roxbury Fish Culture Station (approx. 7.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia - Sunset Lake Floating Bridge. (Submitted on June 4, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
The Floating Bridge in Brookfield image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, August 29, 2017
3. The Floating Bridge in Brookfield
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2016, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. This page has been viewed 188 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 27, 2016, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont.   2. submitted on June 4, 2017, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont.   3. submitted on August 29, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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