This is a little marvel, but I could never cross it -- high, wiggly, over a sometimes raging river -- the stuff of nightmares for an acrophobiac. Delightful to look at, though, and a creative way to get from Topsham to Brunswick. It took a few tries but we were finally able to park then walk back and forth across this wonderful bridge that links the two towns, one on each side of the river. Construction prevented us from enjoying the Brunswick side so we walked up This is a fun bridge across the Androscoggin River.
Toccoa River Swinging Bridge
Toccoa River Swinging Bridge – Suches, Georgia - Atlas Obscura
Create an Account - Increase your productivity, customize your experience, and engage in information you care about. Skip to Main Content. Sign In. All three bridges cross the Vermilion River. Although the wooden walkways on the bridges have been replaced many times, the ironwork on the bridges is original. Flooding has damaged the bridges often in the past, but the City always rebuilds them and makes them safe for pedestrians. Anchored by a concrete and iron structure, feet long and 4 feet wide and supported by cables swung from masonry piers, the bridge was originally constructed to allow workers who lived on the south side of Pontiac to get to the shoe factories on the north side quickly, and with minimal effort.
Just a short quarter mile hike from the end of a fire service road in northern Georgia is the longest swinging bridge east of the Mississippi. The bridge sways and jostles with every step, so — what else to call it but a swinging bridge. Built in by the National Forest Service, it is one of several like it in the southeastern United States. A swinging bridge is really just a scaled-down suspension bridge, but for feet instead of cars and trucks.
Why hike to the Wawona Swinging Bridge? To cross a swinging bridge that actually swings, unlike its counterpart in Yosemite Valley. You don't need that much imagination to test your Indiana-Jones-and-the-Temple-of-Doom chops here.