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Title Mile-High Bridge Is 10 Years Old
Date September 2, 1962
Description Reports on the 10 year anniversary of the mile-high swinging bridge constructed by Hugh Morton between Grandfather Mountain and Calloway Peak. Discusses historical details of the bridge's construction and how the bridge has impacted tourism activity on Grandfather Mountain. Details plans for a natural history museum; themes represented will include local Native American culture, flora, animals, weather, and geology.
Location Location Name: Grandfather Mountain
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.111239
Longitude: -81.8114991
Creator Individual John Parris
Creator Organization Asheville Citizen Times
Tags Bridges
Calloway Peak (N.C.)
Convention Table Rock (N.C.)
Grandfather Mountain (N.C.)
Linville Peak (N.C.)
Morton, Hugh
Parker, Charles
Recreational areas
Umstead, William B.
Credit North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill