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North Fork Holston River Private / Semi-private Suspension Footbridges



A quintet of noteworthy private / semi-private suspension bridges visible along a three mile stretch of County Route 611 with three of them capable of handling light vehicles like ATVs, Golf Carts, and Utility Gators. Two others (as well as one alongside its modern replacement) are quite rustic in character, but fit right in with the very rural setting.

Map of this listing is to the most northeastern of the five with the coordinates of them all listed below in order going southwest / downstream.

Bridge 1 N 36.84726 W 81.86807

Bridge 2 N 36.84252 W 81.87883

Bridge 3 N 36.83667 W 81.88453

Bridge 4 N 36.83493 W 81.89693

Bridge 5 N 36.83139 W 81.90467

Between the first and second of these bridges is a VDOT built and maintained swinging / suspension footbridge just off County Route 611 listed here: http://bridgehunter.com/va/washington/swinging/


Wire suspension bridge over North Fork Holston River on pedestraian pathway
Washington County, Virginia
Open to pedestrians only
Wire/cable suspension
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.84727, -81.86808   (decimal degrees)
36°50'50" N, 81°52'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/422607/4078281 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Glade Spring
Inventory number
BH 63826 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 26, 2014: Added by Patrick S. O'Donnell


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