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This is a list of all 28 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory for the state North Carolina. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. Click here to go to the list of states.
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.
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:228f
Notes
  • 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
1964 (footbridge)
Wilmot vicinity and Dillsboro vicinity, North Carolina, USA (Tuckaseigee River)
Bridgemeister ID:218
O'Donnell ID:107
Coordinates:N 35.40421 W 83.29348
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Roanoke Bridge Co.
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2002)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:137f, 139f
Notes
  • A 4/4/2002 article in The Sylva Herald And Ruralite ("Repairing Last Swinging Bridge") notes this bridge was completed 1964, but Patrick S. O'Donnell sent me a photo of a 1906 Roanoke Bridge Co. builder's plate attached to one of the towers.
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(footbridge)
Altapass vicinity, North Carolina, USA (North Toe River)
Bridgemeister ID:2271
O'Donnell ID:557
Coordinates:N 35.90085 W 82.03152
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~130f
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(footbridge)
Bryson City, North Carolina, USA (Nantahalah River)
Bridgemeister ID:1506
Coordinates:N 35.43123 W 83.44296
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire
Notes
  • Leads to island across a very narrow section of the river.
(footbridge)
Celo vicinity, North Carolina, USA (South Toe River)
Bridgemeister ID:2274
O'Donnell ID:560
Coordinates:N 35.86893 W 82.17425
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~120f
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(footbridge)
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA (Little Sugar Creek - Freedom Park)
Bridgemeister ID:772
O'Donnell ID:733
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Photo by David Denenberg
(footbridge)
Cherokee vicinity, North Carolina, USA (Oconaluftee River - Chief Saunooke Trading Post)
Bridgemeister ID:2604
O'Donnell ID:743
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:2
Main span:~120f
Side span:~40f
(footbridge)
Cherokee, North Carolina, USA (Oconaluftee River)
Bridgemeister ID:1953
O'Donnell ID:742
Coordinates:N 35.481217 W 83.319
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
(footbridge)
Durham, North Carolina, USA (Eno River - Eno River State Park)
Bridgemeister ID:806
O'Donnell ID:804
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Photo by Andrew Holbrook
(footbridge)
Halls Ford, North Carolina, USA (Little Tennessee River)
Bridgemeister ID:845
O'Donnell ID:136
Coordinates:N 35.35505 W 83.50540
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:4
Main spans:160f, 165f
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(footbridge)
Hamrick vicinity, North Carolina, USA (South Toe River)
Bridgemeister ID:2275
O'Donnell ID:561
Coordinates:N 35.78000 W 82.20553
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~141f
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(footbridge)
Hamrick vicinity, North Carolina, USA (South Toe River)
Bridgemeister ID:2276
O'Donnell ID:562
Coordinates:N 35.81276 W 82.19618
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:97f
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(footbridge)
Higgins, North Carolina, USA (Cane River)
Bridgemeister ID:857
O'Donnell ID:138
Coordinates:N 35.96742 W 82.38952
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~135f
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(footbridge)
Ingalls, North Carolina, USA (North Toe River)
Bridgemeister ID:2269
O'Donnell ID:555
Coordinates:N 35.97301 W 82.01494
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:Derelict (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Patrick S. O'Donnell provided a rough main span estimate of 100 feet.
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(footbridge)
Kalmia, North Carolina, USA (North Toe River)
Bridgemeister ID:2270
O'Donnell ID:556
Coordinates:N 35.91802 W 82.00521
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:123f
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(footbridge)
Loafers Glory vicinity, North Carolina, USA (North Toe River)
Bridgemeister ID:2272
O'Donnell ID:558
Coordinates:N 35.98999 W 82.19151
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~192f
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(footbridge)
Lunday, North Carolina, USA (North Toe River)
Bridgemeister ID:2273
O'Donnell ID:559
Coordinates:N 35.95493 W 82.19544
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~192f
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(footbridge)
Needmore, North Carolina, USA (Little Tennessee River)
Bridgemeister ID:846
O'Donnell ID:135
Coordinates:N 35.32544 W 83.52328
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:135f, 140f
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(footbridge)
Oak Grove vicinity, North Carolina, USA (Little Tennessee River)
Bridgemeister ID:832
O'Donnell ID:134
Coordinates:N 35.27858 W 83.44881
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:Closed
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~173f
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(footbridge)
Red Hill vicinity, North Carolina, USA (North Toe River)
Bridgemeister ID:789
O'Donnell ID:102
Coordinates:N 36.00779 W 82.24653
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2003)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(footbridge)
Red Hill vicinity, North Carolina, USA (Big Rock Creek)
Bridgemeister ID:788
O'Donnell ID:101
Coordinates:N 36.04363 W 82.22528
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(footbridge)
Richfield, North Carolina, USA (Curl Tail Creek Pond - Richfield Park)
Bridgemeister ID:1886
Coordinates:N 35.478383 W 80.2626
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:2
(footbridge)
Wesser vicinity, North Carolina, USA (Nantahala River)
Bridgemeister ID:792
O'Donnell ID:106
Coordinates:N 35.33163 W 83.60677
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(footbridge)
Wests Mill vicinity, North Carolina, USA (Little Tennessee River)
Bridgemeister ID:810
O'Donnell ID:133
Coordinates:N 35.26383 W 83.41654
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~160f
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(footbridge)
Wing, North Carolina, USA (North Toe River)
Bridgemeister ID:856
O'Donnell ID:137
Coordinates:N 35.93782 W 82.14224
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:Extant
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~144f
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(swinging bridge)
Edgemont, North Carolina, USA (Wilson's Creek)
Bridgemeister ID:876
Use:Footbridge
Suspended spans:1
Toxaway Creek
Cane Break vicinity, North Carolina, USA (Toxaway Creek)
Bridgemeister ID:2296
O'Donnell ID:807
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2009)
Main cables:Wire

Notes
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
Toxaway River
Cane Break vicinity, North Carolina, USA (Toxaway River)
Bridgemeister ID:287
O'Donnell ID:806
Coordinates:N 35.07168 W 82.88685
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2009)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:3
Main span:~166f
Side spans:~24f, ~33f

Notes
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell

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