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The Lin Cove Viaduct

Linn Cove Viaduct, MP 304

Information taken from the Blue Ridge Parkway Official Site

Completed in 1987, this seven-mile section of the Blue Ridge Parkway was delayed for twenty years as environmentalists, adjacent landowners, engineers, and architects sought a design that would preserve and protect the fragile habitat of adjacent Grandfather Mountain.

The Linn Cove Viaduct hugs the face of Grandfather Mountain and is recognized internationally as an engineering marvel. This was the last section of the Parkway to be completed and a model of the construction technique highlights a visit to the Linn Cove Visitor Center.

What to Do

  • Explore a bridge museum and visitor center at the south end of the viaduct - open seasonally
  • Enjoy walking trails that originate at the visitor center, travel under and beside the viaduct, and connect with the Blue Ridge Parkway trail network - see area map


Handicap Accessibility

- visitor center is wheelchair accessible 

- restrooms are wheelchair accessible

- exhibits are wheelchair accessible

 

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Viaduct

Blue Ridge Parkway

Hiking

MP 304