The Floating Bridge Historical

The Floating Bridge Historical (HM1STA)

Location: Brookfield, VT 05036 Orange County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 2.543', W 72° 36.242'

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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.
Year Placed2015
Placed ByVermont Agency of Transportation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, June 27th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 691959 N 4879371
Decimal Degrees44.04238333, -72.60403333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 2.543', W 72° 36.242'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 2' 32.58" N, 72° 36' 14.52" W
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Area Code(s)802
Closest Postal AddressAt or near VT-65, Brookfield VT 05036, US
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