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Buchanan Swinging Bridge

19990 Main Street, Buchanan, VA
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Good Spot For People Watching Too

I visited on a holiday weekend. Besides the unusual movement to the bridge and the awesome mountain... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Norfolk, VA
Sway Across the James, see Nature, can be Scary

Well, I had never walked across the James River before, and being from Richmond, Virginia, that... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Richmond, Virginia, United States
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19990 Main Street, Buchanan, VA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank MikeBHR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Glenn_Gibson_RVA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Kristina C
Reviewed 5 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 24 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 20 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 18 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.

Thank E F O
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Had read about the bridge and decided to stop off while traveling south on I81. The bridge is beautiful. The history behind it is interesting. From the center of the bridge,there is a beautiful view of the James River with amazing mountains as a backdrop....More

Thank jsheets9
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

This was a fun stop as we were driving through the area. Our kids got some good exercise walking back and forth across the swinging bridge. The bridge's capacity is three adults, so your whole group may not be able to cross at once.

Thank Malinda U
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