Grandfather Mountain Mile High Brid...

Grandfather Mountain Mile High Bridge Condition Assessment & Replacement

Avery County, North Carolina


Towering 5,946 feet above northwest North Carolina, Grandfather Mountain is a scenic travel attraction in the Blue Ridge Mountains. SKA performed a condition survey and assessment of the “Mile High Swinging Bridge” atop Grandfather Mountain and designed a replacement suspension bridge for the original structure. This 228-foot suspension bridge spans an 80-foot chasm at more than one mile in elevation. The bridge was rebuilt using the original towers. The cables, floor boards and side rails were all replaced using galvanized steel that does not have to be painted.

Size: 228-foot suspension bridge

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