Travelling through the S-shaped Linn Cove Viaduct
Located near Linville in North Carolina, USA, the Linn Cove Viaduct is a 1,243-foot (379 m) complex, S-shaped, undulating balcony across the side of Grandfather Mountain. It’s one of the most spectacular bridges in the world.
This concrete segmental bridge was completed in 1987 over a tricky terrain. It snakes around the slopes of Grandfather Mountain and is recognized internationally as an engineering marvel. The view is breathtaking, and the ride is exciting as that the bridge appears to be suspended in mid-air.
The bridge lies on theBlue Ridge Parkway. It’s paved and was the last section of this road to be finished. It’s one of the Blue Ridge Parkway’s most recognizable features. It consists of 153 segments weighing 50 tons each and it’s said to be the world's most complicated bridge ever built. It was designed to minimize the environmental impact on Grandfather Mountain. The pieces for this viaduct were pre-made and dropped into place so as not to damage the mountain.
Road suggested by: Patricia