Sunset Lake Floating Bridge
|Sunset Lake Floating Bridge|
Sunset Lake Floating Bridge in 2008
|Carries||2 lanes of VT 65|
|Locale||Brookfield, Vermont, United States|
|Total length||318 feet (97 m)|
|Design life||100 years|
|Opened||1820, ?, ?, 1884, ?, 1936, 1978, 2015|
The first bridge on this site was erected in 1820. 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.
- Rathke, Lisa. "Vermont Town's Famous Floating Bridge Reopens With Fanfare". ABC news. Associated Press. Retrieved 23 May 2015.
- Garbitelli, Beth. "Vermont replaces state's only floating bridge". Burlington Free Press. Associated Press. Retrieved 24 May 2015.