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This is a single suspension bridge from my historical inventory of suspension bridges. Follow the Inventory link for more information about the inventory.
1952 Mile High Swinging
Grandfather Mountain, North Carolina, USA
Bridgemeister ID:341
Structurae ID:0004547
O'Donnell ID:108
Coordinates:N 36.095867 W 81.832367
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:PQU, WSJ20060128
Principals:Charles Hartman, Jr.
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:228f
  • Major refurbishing, 1999, but soon after was wrecked by winds. WSJ20060128: "...winds blew it off its moorings. It might have been blown down the mountain if it hadn't wedged against the steel-frame supports." Reopened April 2000 with 21 new stabilizer cables on each side. Survived 200+ mph wind gust, January 2006.
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell

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