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Mile High Swinging Bridge

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Grandfather Mtn Sign

Photo taken by Jodi Christman April 2008

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Description 

Want to know more? http://www.grandfather.com/swinging_bridge/

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Overview
Suspension bridge over chasm at Grandfather Mountain on pedestrian trail
Location
Avery County, North Carolina
History
Built 1952, Reconstructed 1999
Builders
- Charles Hartman, Jr. (Original Designer)
- Sutton, Kennerly & Associates Engineering (Redesign Consulting Engineers)
- Taylor & Murphy Construction Co. (Reconstruction Contractor)
Dimensions
Span length: 228.0 ft.
Total length: 228.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.09587, -81.83200   (decimal degrees)
36°05'45" N, 81°49'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/425103/3994902 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Grandfather Mountain
Inventory number
BH 48824 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 22, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • August 15, 2013: New photo from Michael Miller
  • May 21, 2012: New photos from Ben Tate
  • June 5, 2011: New photos from Jodi Christman
  • May 25, 2011: Added by Jodi Christman

Sources 

  • Jodi Christman - masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Michael Miller - michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Patrick S. O'Donnell - 1 [dot] 991km [at] comcast [dot] net