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Buchanan Swinging Bridge

19990 Main Street, Buchanan, VA
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For Me, The Second Time Was the Charm

I know, the saying is, "third time's a charm." But, it took me only two tries. In the small... read more

Reviewed yesterday
urbanguy
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Richmond, Virginia
Swing and sway

It's a bridge that sways. Not much else. Went there with friends. Not the highlight of our day... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Caroline72747
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good42%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“james river” (15 reviews)
“steel cables” (2 reviews)
“sways” (3 reviews)
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19990 Main Street, Buchanan, VA
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Reviewed yesterday

I know, the saying is, "third time's a charm." But, it took me only two tries. In the small parking lot nearby, there is a large sign that details the history of this swinging bridge. When we were there in April, the river was running...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a bridge that sways. Not much else. Went there with friends. Not the highlight of our day. On to the milkshake

Thank Caroline72747
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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

To get out and stretch and walk across a suspension bridge . Takes only a few minutes. Sign says only three at a time and no rocking but it seems nobody reads.

Thank Mms1952
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Reviewed October 4, 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

1  Thank tina e
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Reviewed August 31, 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
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Reviewed August 3, 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
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Reviewed July 31, 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
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Reviewed July 18, 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
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Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Kristina C
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Reviewed July 4, 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
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