Mile High Swinging Bridge

Swinging Bridge

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 Swinging Bridge is now completely wheelchair accessible.  There is now an elevator in the Top Shop.

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  • My family thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Grandfather Mountain. It was a pleasure to watch the animals and the museum was fantastic! Everything was so clean and all of the employees were very friendly and helpful. We will be back!
    Gail
    Lenoir, NC
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