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Buchanan Swinging Bridge

19990 Main Street, Buchanan, VA
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Scary but I loved it!

I walked out onto the bridge by myself. I was quite happy there were not others with me. It creaked... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
tina e
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Pleasanton, Kansas
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Buchanan Swinging Bridge - Buchanan, VA

Buchanan Swinging Bridge - Buchanan, VA - i sa nice stop to experience a real swinging bridge. The... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
Edward B
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19990 Main Street, Buchanan, VA
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

I walked out onto the bridge by myself. I was quite happy there were not others with me. It creaked and the cables moved and I thought I might fall into the James River but I did get a picture and it was still fun...More

Thank tina e
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Buchanan Swinging Bridge - Buchanan, VA - i sa nice stop to experience a real swinging bridge. The town of Buchanan is a great little town with retro drug store with fountain drinks and shakes!

1  Thank Edward B
Reviewed 3 August 2017

I visited on a holiday weekend. Besides the unusual movement to the bridge and the awesome mountain scenery, there was also plenty of people watching to be done, thanks to the crowds of boaters at the outfitter just up the block.

1  Thank MikeBHR
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Well, I had never walked across the James River before, and being from Richmond, Virginia, that does seem like an odd thing to do. So I was very happy when we found this swaying foot bridge. You get beautiful views of the James River, which...More

1  Thank Glenn_Gibson_RVA
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Enjoy a taste of days gone by. This swinging bridge is the only swinging bridge over the James River. It swayed and creaked with every step. Only three people are allowed on it at a time - good idea! The view is great - water...More

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

This is a must stop for pictures! Absolutely Breathtaking! The views are spectacular from anywhere on the bridge!

Thank Kristina C
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Located in the Historic District of the town of Buchanan, this unique pedestrian bridge provides locals and tourists alike with a sense of history and an air of adventure. The scenic view of the James River is rewarding and the bridge sways to and fro...More

Thank Indy_Cindy_LPN
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

I found this place on the Virginia is for Lovers site. Wanted to try it out. It's definitely an experience of you're in the area. It's very short and not worth a vacation/road trip. It rocked/swayed alot more thank I expected.

Thank MsNicholeP
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Lots of folks on the water in kayaks but not many on the bridge. Great views from it though, and you can wave at the kayakers and watch the turtles sunning themselves. It's free, too!

1  Thank BassSherpa
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Always entertaining. Simple and strong. Only 3 people allowed on at a time. A nice addition to a simple and kind town.

1  Thank E F O
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