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A true landmark of a pioneering spirit, the Mile High Swinging Bridge welcomes all visitors to admire degree panoramic views from Grandfather Mountain. Whether you cross it to challenge yourself, for the scenery, or to admire this engineering masterpiece, the experience will make your trip to Grandfather complete. The foot suspension bridge spans an foot chasm at more than one mile in elevation.

Surveys show that the journey to the other side is always considered the highlight of a trip to Grandfather Mountain. The new Top Shop provides elevator access to the Mile High Swinging Bridge, making the span accessible to people with disabilities for the first time. It is about 50 yards from the building to the bridge, and a bench is located near the bridge. William B. The bridge was rebuilt using the original towers. The cables, floor boards and side rails were all replaced using galvanized steel.

One of the main advantages of the modern building materials is that they do not have to be painted. Now Grandfather Mountain employees will not have to hang out over the gorge to paint the span. Mile High Swinging Bridge. One mile above sea level. Far beyond ordinary. Access The new Top Shop provides elevator access to the Mile High Swinging Bridge, making the span accessible to people with disabilities for the first time.

Built in — Deed by — Charles Hartman Jr. Umstead Rebuilt in The bridge was rebuilt using the original towers.

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