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Address: 19990 Main Street, Buchanan, VA
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If you have never been on a swinging bridge - then try this one. It doesn't 'swing'...it just rolls a bit when you walk on it. Beautiful view of the river.........nice and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 October 2016
meanymer
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Preston, Maryland
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Indian Head, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

My husband and I walked across the swinging bridge while in Buchanan and it was ok, very bouncy which is a little unnerving but fun to.

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Preston, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

If you have never been on a swinging bridge - then try this one. It doesn't 'swing'...it just rolls a bit when you walk on it. Beautiful view of the river.........nice and relaxing. And when you are there..........go down the street...and visit the town. If you're hungry....go to the Swinging Bridge Cafe. Ain't fancy.....but good food and good people.

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Thank meanymer
Christiansburg, Virginia
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36 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The bridge really does move (sway) when you are on it. I had a lab with me and she didn't even seem to notice we were not on solid ground. The entrance is a little hard to find as there doesn't seem to be a sign. You walk up the left side of the car bridge and there is the... More 

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Thank Seagator48
Danville, Virginia
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142 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Interesting attraction. I'd say it rocks more thn swings. Great river view - enjoyed seeing people in the river tubing and kayaking.

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Thank jennifera64
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We visited the Swinging Bridge with a group we were camping with over Labor Day weekend. The views were gorgeous and the folks canoeing and kayaking on the James River made it a special scene. We also saw 4 turtles sunbathing beneath the bridge. A great free and scenic item to add to your trip if you are in the... More 

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Thank Pam J
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Right in the heart of downtown Buchanan on RT 11. Free parking and walk across. Great photo opp. Within walking distance of several restaurants, movie theatre and Twin River Outfitters.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

This is a nice attraction near downtown Buchanan. A lot of people worry about the warning -- "no more than 3 persons on the bridge at one time" -- but I see groups of a dozen or more. It is suspended by steel cables but probably worth the caution.

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Thank Brian N
Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

gives a sight of how you get divided from a city and enter this beautiful village, must see attraction

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Thank Madhav V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

This bridge is a very unique and old bridge, dating back to before the civil war. But interestingly, the confederate forces came and burned every other bridge down, but not this bridge. It still stands pretty well and has the swinging feel when you walk over it. If you go to Buchanan, this is a neat landmark and it has... More 

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Buchanan, Va
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Fun to walk across. The kinds love throwing rocks into the river below. Parking is available close by.

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