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Whitson Branch Swinging / Suspension Footbridge

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, and Yancey County, North Carolina
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Design
Wire/cable suspension
Also called
Red Hill Suspension Footbridge
North Toe River Suspension Footbridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.00778, -82.24651   (decimal degrees)
36°00'28" N, 82°14'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/387663/3985529 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bakersville
Inventory number
BH 63468 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 10, 2014: Added by Patrick S. O'Donnell

Sources 

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