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Cane River Suspension Footbridge 7

Description 

This set of eight suspension footbridges can be found along a seven and a half mile stretch of Yancy County's Cane River. All visible from the road paralleling the river, the first six are visible from US 19W and the final two on Hunting Dale Rd - less than a half mile off US 19W.

For the most part, these suspension footbridges appear like the sidewalk outside a typical residence in that only one was posted with a "No Tresspasing" sign while another had "Walk At Your Risk" sign.

The map associated with this listing shows the location of the first one. The remaining seven are as one would work their way downstream on the Cane River in a predominately northeastern direction. Coordinates for all eight are below.

Bridge 1 N 35.98599 W 82.39161

Bridge 2 N 35.99783 W 82.37199

Bridge 3 N 36.01345 W 82.37894

Bridge 4 N 36.01239 W 82.37611

Bridge 5 N 36.00686 W 82.36805

Bridge 6 N 36.00271 W 82.36282

Bridge 7 N 36.01766 W 82.34539

Bridge 8 N 36.01850 W 82.34565

Immediately upstream a mile and a quarter from the first of these eight suspension footbridges is an NCDOT suspension footbridge listed here: http://bridgehunter.com/nc/yancey/bh63495/

This makes 9 suspension footbridges in 4.3 miles as the bird flies / 8.9 river miles.

Facts 

Overview
Wire suspension bridge over Cane River on pedestrian pathways
Location
Yancey County, North Carolina
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Design
Wire/cable suspension
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.01766, -82.34539   (decimal degrees)
36°01'04" N, 82°20'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/378766/3986744 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Huntdale
Inventory number
BH 63882 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 11, 2015: Updated by Don Morrison: added coordinates to one of the bridges - coordinates of first bridge in description did not fall on the river
  • October 29, 2014: Added by Patrick S. O'Donnell

Sources 

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

Comments 

Cane River Suspension Footbridge 7
Posted April 11, 2015, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I am totally cool with whatever s done with the pages I was just trying to help out with the to do list. I don't know how to move pictures to other pages. If someone could tell me how I will do that

Royce

Cane River Private / Semi-private Suspension Footbridges
Posted April 11, 2015, by Don Morrison

That's cool, but should spread those pictures to their respective bridge page, and give Patrick his due for the essay on each page.

Maybe Patrick could come by and provide some finishing touches.

Cane River Suspension Footbridge 7
Posted April 11, 2015, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Created pages for 6 of the other bridges. Cant find bridge number 6.

Royce

Cane River Private / Semi-private Suspension Footbridges
Posted April 11, 2015, by Don Morrison

Easier said than done; ended up using the coordinates of the 7th bridge, I guess. 8^p

Cane River Private / Semi-private Suspension Footbridges
Posted April 11, 2015, by Don Morrison

Since Patrick said that he entered the coordinates of the first bridge, but they are not there now, I will add them.

Cane River Private / Semi-private Suspension Footbridges
Posted April 11, 2015, by Don Morrison

Royce,

If you edit the bridge page, you can input the coordinates. Since this entry covers several bridges, the coordinates have apparently not been entered, just listed in the description. Perhaps each bridge could be entered on it's own page, or a set of coordinates of the first bridge or central to all the bridges could be entered to this page.