Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Linn Cove Viaduct, Grandfather Mountain

An engineering marvel taking the Blue Ridge Parkway around Grandfather Mountain rather than through it. Read here for more info on the buidlingof the viaduct.

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Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Cheri, I wrote a similar blog recently about construction workers saving a beautiful rock --and building the road around that rock... Thank God that SOMEONE cared!!!!

I love Grandfather Mtn. ---and remember walking across a 'swing' bridge up there. Kinda scary.

catsynth said...

Great photos - I like how subtle the curve of the highway is in the first photo, and then the details of the structures in the others.

Old Kitty said...


52 years in construction! Amazing! But at least it was because all concerned wanted to keep the integrity of this beautiful mountain and these gorgeous scenery intact!

Lovely pics!!!

Take care

Snowcatcher said...

Reminds me of some of the stretches in Glenwood Canyon. Thanks for sharing the background.

Catherine said...

That is so interesting how they did that. Looks like some wonderful views!

Stephany said...

Wonderful shots of the Viaduct!


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