TRAVEL DAY - 20.8 milesJULIAN PRICE CAMPGROUND
LINVILLE FALLS CAMPGROUND
While this was a very short move today we did drive over a very interesting feature on the Parkway. The Linn Cove Viaduct was the last piece of the Blue Ridge Parkway to be completed in 1987. The roadway hugs the side of Grandfather Mountain instead of being cut into the side of the mountain like so many other stretches of the parkway.
Grandfather Mountain State Park has a unique Mile High Swinging Bridge that goes from one mountain peak to another. It is a pedestrian bridge that was originally built in 1952, but it 1999 it was rebuilt to be more stable and secure. We were told by the staff that the old bridge really did swing back and forth when people were walking across it, but not so much anymore.
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