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Vermont town celebrates 200 years of floating bridge

August 21, 2021 GMT

BROOKFIELD, Vt. (AP) —

A small Vermont community is celebrating the 200th birthday of its iconic floating bridge.

The Brookfield Floating Bridge is the only one in the East and one of few such bridges in the country, WCAX-TV reported.

The current bridge is the eighth construction of the span across Sunset Lake.

The first bridge was built in 1820, made out of logs chained together. The bridge has been rebuilt over the years as needed and is no longer made out of logs. It closes in the winter.

Brookfield is celebrating the bridge’s 200 years with displays around town with thousands of pictures of the bridge from the historical society.