VPR News Interview: Brookfield Floating Bridge Slated for Repair

Vermont Edition, Monday, 01/28/13, 12:45 p.m.

LISTEN (6:55) | MP3 | Download MP3 – Jane Lindholm, Produced by Ric Cengeri

Brookfield may be best known for the Floating Bridge.  This is true despite the fact that cars are no longer able to travel across Sunset Lake on the iconic bridge.  The bridge is technically part of State Route 65.  The Agency of Transportation, which is responsible for the bridge, wants to see it replaced.  Eighty percent of the expected $4.7 million price tag for the new bridge would come from the federal government, leaving just under a million to be funded by the state.  Perry Kacik of the Brookfield Historical Society, explains the cultural cache of the floating bridge.
Published in: on January 29, 2013 at 2:23 pm  Leave a Comment  

2013 Brookfield Ice Harvest and Winter Carnival

Saturday, January 26th, 10:30 a.m.

Now in its 34th year, the Brookfield Ice Harvest will be held on Sunset Lake in picturesque Pond Village in Brookfield on Saturday, January 26th at 10:30 a.m.  The morning will begin with a discussion of the history of ice harvesting in New England, an ice-cutting demonstration, followed by a competition for young and old to see who can harvest a block of ice the fastest.

Winter carnival activities will begin after the ice harvest, which will include a tug-of-war on the ice, a snowshoe race on the pond, and a timed ice-sled obstacle course for the kids.  Skating and x-c skiing will also be available, conditions permitting. The Brookfield Ice Harvest and Winter Carnival is a FREE event for the whole family.  Food and drink will be sold by the Brookfield School Club to support enrichment programs at the school.  Be sure to dress warmly!

Published in: on January 18, 2013 at 5:23 pm  Comments (2)  

Floating Bridge Meeting, Jan. 21, 2013

There will be a Vermont Dept. of Transportation (VTrans) Public Information Meeting on the Floating Bridge project at 7:00 PM, January 21st at the Brookfield Elementary School on Ridge Road.  Jennifer Fitch, Project Manager, Structures Section, of  VTrans and Josh Olunda, lead design consultant working on the project, will be attending.

Published in: on January 18, 2013 at 5:18 pm  Leave a Comment  

10th Annual Ice-Out Contest

Poster 2013 vertical

To access the ticket form click on the following PDF file:

2013 Ice-Out Ticket

Published in: on January 16, 2013 at 10:00 pm  Leave a Comment