This bridge is a representative example of a crude swinging bridge built to provide pedestrian access to remote areas in the mountains. Such bridges can be found throughout the Appalachian region. Some examples have towers that are even built using salvaged parts from replaced bridges.This bridge features a simple welded steel tower at one end, and the other end, more unusually, soars over the adjacent highway and is anchored directly into the side of the mountain, eliminating the need for a tower. Due to its light design and lack of stiffening, this bridge qualifies as what is known as a "swinging" type suspension bridge, and the bridge accordingly moves significantly under the weight of individual people.
The bridge appears to have over 400 feet between anchors, although the length of walkway is likely around 200-250 feet.
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