Thursday, March 13, 2008

Linville River Bridge

Built in 1940, the craftsmanship of this beautiful bridge over the Linville River in Avery County, NC goes mostly unseen. For those driving along the Blue Ridge Parkway near Linville Falls, there is no indication they're passing over such a magnificent structure. However, there is a short trail (500 feet) from the Linville River Parking Area at Mile #316.5 on the Blue Ridge Parkway that leads down to this view of the bridge. At 309 feet, this is one of the parkway's longest stone bridges. More information and photos here.


  1. Beautiful bridge, it reminds me of the one at Elkmont in the Smokies, built by the CCC, pictured here.

    The Linville bridge must have been a CCC project also, as I know the CCC worked on the Parkway, and the date of 1940 is about right.

    I wonder how many of these old bridges there are?

  2. Hi Susan,
    Thanks for the comment and the link - that's a beautiful bridge and clearly built in the same style as the one I posted. I tried to find some history online, but all I found was the date it was built. --M


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