Linville, North Carolina: Mile-High Swinging Bridge

228-foot-long swinging pedestrian bridge to Linville Peak, which is whipped by some of the highest winds in the U.S. The gorge is only 80 feet deep, but the bridge is a mile high atop Grandfather Mountain, making it the highest in America.

Grandfather Mountain State Park

Address:
2050 Blowing Rock Hwy, Linville, NC
Directions:
Grandfather Mountain State Park. I-40 exit 85. Turn north at the bottom of the ramp. Drive one mile to a stoplight. At the stoplight turn left and drive north on US Hwy 221 about 30 miles, to milepost 305 and the entrance road to Grandfather Mountain. Hairpin curves; no vehicles over 28 feet long.
Hours:
Summer daily 8-6, fewer hours off-season. (Call to verify)
Phone:
828-733-2013
Admission:
Adults $20.
RA Rates:
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Mile-High Swinging Bridge.

Mile-High Swinging Bridge

Great spot with great views. Historic and educational.

[Jon, 07/19/2016]

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