Swinging bridges use to be all over the county here in Virginia. One use to be within walking distance of the house. I use to love to walk down there when I was young. And just hang out there, enjoying the day. This bridge was only used for the man to cross the creek to get his mail.
Once they put a better road to his house in. He could finally have a box outside his home. So they took that swining bridge down. That was so sad. But with every flood, it would have to be repaired. So I understand why they did it.
But near the late 1970's, the state started taking others down as well.
Too much up keep, and insurance risks. There are 2 or 3 left that I know of. Two of them are so beautiful.
And they help alot of people in and out of their homes during floods. "Not that I think I would want to walk on it. With flood waters rushing below!"
I have some photos of the, Narrow Passage Swinging Bridge. It stretches above the North Fork, of the Shenandoah River. During the summer, water level permitting. People jump off it into the river below.
Now imagine the water being so high. That it sometimes wipes these bridges out. And imagine walking across, with muddy raging wild waters below.
So have you ever walked acrossed a swinging bridge? Well here's a chance to see the view.
Step out onto the boards. Feel the sway of the bridge. And the rushing waters below. Giving your that dizzy feeling. I luv it! =) If you ever have a chance to cross one. Ya gotta try it.