A Viaduct in the Mountains

Linn Cove Viaduct – this 1243-foot concrete segmental bridge on the Blue Ridge Parkway snakes around the slopes of Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina. It was completed in 1987 at a cost of $10 million and was the last section of the Blue Ridge Parkway to be finished.

A Viaduct in the Mountains

Framing Glassmine Falls

After a good rain, the view of skinny Glassmine Falls on Blue Ridge Parkway cascading down a cliff across the valley is very dramatic. During drier weather, the waterfall reduces to a trickle. While the sign at the overlook claims it is 800 feet tall, you are probably looking at a 200 foot drop.

Framing Glassmine Falls