The Floating Bridge

The tiny hamlet of Brookfield, Vermont is best known for its floating bridge which spans Sunset Lake. Well, that and it was the first town to officially pass a resolution to impeach George W. Bush.

Originally built in 1820 by the townspeople, it is the only floating bridge east of the Mississippi River. It is supported by underwater pontoons because the lake is too deep for more traditional methods of bridge building… at least it’s not in the town’s budget.

As of September 2010, the floating bridge was closed to vehicles, but you can walk across by foot, which we did.

Here’s a picture.