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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  • I just wanted to say that Grandfather Mountain is truly one of the most beautiful places to visit! Last year on a vacation to the Apple Festival in Wilkesboro, my fiancee decided that the Mile High Swinging Bridge would be the perfect place to pop the question! We were half way across when he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! It was beautiful!
    Tina
    Albemarle, NC
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