Sunset Lake Floating Bridge

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Sunset Lake Floating Bridge
Sunset Lake Floating Bridge in 2008 (7th bridge)
Sunset Lake Floating Bridge in 2008
Coordinates 44°02′33″N 72°36′17″W / 44.042525°N 72.604651°W / 44.042525; -72.604651Coordinates: 44°02′33″N 72°36′17″W / 44.042525°N 72.604651°W / 44.042525; -72.604651
Carries pedestrians, vehicles
Crosses Sunset Lake
Locale Brookfield, Vermont, United States
Characteristics
Design Pontoon bridge
Total length 318 feet (97 m)[1]
Design life 100 years[1]
History
Construction cost $2.4M[1]
Opened 1820, ?, ?, 1884, ?, 1936, 1978, 2015
Replaces previous bridge
Sunset Lake Floating Bridge is located in Vermont
Sunset Lake Floating Bridge
Sunset Lake Floating Bridge
Location in Vermont

The Sunset Lake Floating Bridge is a floating bridge that spans Sunset Lake in Brookfield, Vermont, United States.

History[edit]

The first bridge on this site was erected in 1820.[1] It was built this way because the lake is too deep for traditional pilings.

The seventh bridge was closed to traffic and torn down in 2008 for replacement due to failure of its floatation system, which was based on foam-filled barrels.[2]

The current bridge, the eighth at this location,[1] is supported by fiber-reinforced polymer pontoons.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Rathke, Lisa. "Vermont Town's Famous Floating Bridge Reopens With Fanfare". ABC news. Associated Press. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Garbitelli, Beth. "Vermont replaces state's only floating bridge". Burlington Free Press. Associated Press. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 

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