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Altapass Vicinity Swinging / Suspension Footbridge

Map 

Description 

Throughout North Carolina there are over a dozen of these suspension footbridges - usually painted silver and posted with signs reading "Caution Bridge Capacity Limited To Four Persons". Much like VDOT to the north having their ~70 suspension footbridges, I believe these are NCDOT maintained bridges.

Facts 

Overview
Wire suspension footbridge over North Toe River on pedestrian pathway
Location
Mitchell County, North Carolina
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Design
Wire/cable suspension
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.90082, -82.03151   (decimal degrees)
35°54'03" N, 82°01'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/406914/3973439 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Spruce Pine
Inventory number
BH 63581 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 12, 2014: Added by Patrick S. O'Donnell

Sources 

  • Patrick S. O'Donnell - 1 [dot] 991km [at] comcast [dot] net

Comments 

Altapass Vicinity Swinging / Suspension Footbridge
Posted April 30, 2018, by Emilee (emilee [dot] c [dot] crowder [at] gmail [dot] com)

I would like to put this swinging bridge on a website of things to do in Mitchell County. I was wondering if you had any information about the history (when & why it was built, etc.) of this bridge? Anything will be helpful! Thank you!