Mile High Swinging Bridge

Mile High Swinging Bridge

Mile High Swinging Bridge Grandfather Mountain Mile High Swinging Bridge Aerial Views Linville, North Carolina, United States Aerial views of the mile high swinging bridge at Grandfather Mountain, NC.Music by Relaxdaily N°070. Please visit them at www.relaxdaily.net. Music used with permission.Video shot with a Gopro Hero 3 camera on a Turbo Ace Matrix, multirotor UAV.All recreational video, shot in accordance with FAA AC 91-57 One mile above sea level. Far beyond ordinary.A true landmark of a pioneering spirit, the Mile High Swinging Bridge welcomes all visitors to admire 360-degree panoramic views from Grandfather Mountain. The bridge has been in place since 1952 — and for just as long it’s excited the thousands who’ve walked across with the thrills of mile-high elevation. 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 Mile High Swinging Bridge, America’s highest suspension footbridge, was built to give visitors easy access to the breathtaking view from Grandfather Mountain’s Linville Peak.The 228-foot suspension bridge spans an 80-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. Former North Carolina Tourism Director Charles J. Parker coined the name ” Mile High Swinging Bridge” at the Bridge’s dedication in 1952. The term “mile high” refers to the structure’s elevation above sea level (5,280 feet). The term “swinging” refers to the fact that suspension bridges are free to sway. For video producer info, visit: www.Hummingbirdaerial.com

 

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