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Nantahala Swinging / Suspension Footbridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Andrew Penik in June 2017

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BH Photo #393762

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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
Suspension bridge over Nantahala River on Pedestrian Walkway
Location
Swain County, North Carolina
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1965
Design
Suspension
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 107.9 ft.
Total length: 155.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.33156, -83.60685   (decimal degrees)
35°19'54" N, 83°36'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/263057/3912931 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wesser
Inventory numbers
NC 173159 (North Carolina bridge number)
BH 51107 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 1989)
1

Update Log 

  • June 12, 2017: New photos from Andrew Penik
  • October 10, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • January 27, 2012: Added by Ben Tate

Sources 

  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Panoramio Photo
  • Patrick S. O'Donnell - 1 [dot] 991km [at] comcast [dot] net