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Buchanan Swinging Bridge

19990 Main Street, Buchanan, VA
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Only swinging bridge over the James River!

Enjoy a taste of days gone by. This swinging bridge is the only swinging bridge over the James... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Patricia B
Yorktown, Virginia
Beautiful View

This is a must stop for pictures! Absolutely Breathtaking! The views are spectacular from anywhere... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kristina C
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19990 Main Street, Buchanan, VA
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Reviewed 6 days 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 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This bridge has a great history and the foundations are pre-Civil War. It was burned during the war, and the troops fired at each other from both sides. It feels safe, but swayed more than I expected. What most people don't seem to see is...More

Thank mbabe58
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

The Swinging Bridge is a cozy spot to dine for lunch or dinner. It only has seating for about 20 people. The fare includes delicious burgers, sandwiches, & a full meal if desired. Spaghetti, meat loaf, hamburger steak, are just some of the full meals...More

Thank Liz P
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