Brookfield, Vermont: Floating Bridge

A bridge that actually floats on the water's surface. Closed in 2008; rebuilt and reopened in 2015.

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Floating Bridge

It is the floating bridge! Almost entirely underwater, as I could see, just as the wife and I attempted to cross with my new Harley and trailer (mini-pop-up) in tow. So much for stupid human tricks! Went for a quick swim at the end of the bridge right where the water is at its highest. Don`t try this at home.

[John and Gail Fiorini, 08/13/2007]

Floating Bridge.

Floating Bridge

We never saw anything like this before! It just so happened that the day we were there the water was quite high, but that didn't stop us from driving across the bridge. Not much in the area, so don't plan on eating/staying there.

[Jen, 08/13/2007]
Floating Bridge

I live down the road from the Floating Bridge in Brookfield and I just wanted to point out that it is still open for traffic. It's closed in the winter due to ice, but in warmer weather you can drive across. I took some people visiting me from NYC across it and laughed while they freaked out.

[Bryan, 11/01/2005]

Floating Bridge

Floating Bridge

We were on a leisurely road trip, seeing the sights in New England, and found the Floating Bridge in Vermont. It appeared to be almost entirely underwater. My husband was determined to drive across, which he did, and back again!...I opted to stay on shore and take photos of the crossing....or the sinking! He said the bridge felt much firmer under the wheels than he expected, and it was a "snap!"

[Lois Jaillet, 07/14/2005]
Floating Bridge - More like submerged

The bridge is open again after repairs. The term "floating" is a misnomer. "Submerged bridge" is more like it. I would definitely avoid crossing on a motorcycle. I anticipated problems, proceeded at about 3 mph, and still dumped it. This thing is slick! A call to the state highway dept. yielded info that the bridge was designed to be somewhat under water. Go figger.

[Ron Fusco, 07/22/2001]

Floating Bridge

Address:
Hwy 65, Brookfield, VT
Directions:
I-89 exit 4. East on Hwy 66 one mile to Randolph Center, then turn north. In about one mile there's a fork; Hwy 66 makes a sharp right, but go straight (north) on Ridge Rd. In about six miles there's a stop sign; turn left onto Hwy 65. In a few hundred feet it turns left onto the Bridge.
Hours:
Reopened May 23, 2015
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
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