A Swinging Bridge, Have You Ever Walked Across one?

Swinging Bridge -  high and long swinging bridge surrounded by trees
@devideddi (1437)
United States
January 30, 2007 11:21am CST
I see them on the tv or in a movie and I know there is one at Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina. I heard that one is now secured. They look so fun and scary. Mt kids wanted to build a miniature one across the creek in the backyard.lol Has anyone actually crossed one?
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@cassidy22 (2975)
• United States
30 Jan 07
I had to walk across several while hiking the Andes in Peru. Scared the living crap out of me.... seriously. We also had to ride in a basket across a cable to get over a river. Surprisingly, THAT was a blast, but those darn rope bridges, forget it!
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@devideddi (1437)
• United States
30 Jan 07
WoW I can't even fathom ..... what were you doing there?? The basket thing made me think of the scene in Pirates of Caribbean! Sounds like you have interisting life.
@msqtech (15226)
• United States
30 Jan 07
it is amazing to encounter other cultures and extremes makes us happy to be alive and feeling.
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
31 Jan 07
When I was a little kid. But it wasn't anything high up. It was across some water. Which was a little scary because the water was yucky and the middle of the bridge actually touched the water. Growing up in Florida, one is taught that if you see a body of water, then there is a gator in it. So, I was scared that a gator was gonna eat me or a snake would pop out of the water. Or that I would fall into the water!!!
• United States
30 Jan 07
I don't believe I could cross such a thing. I remember watching Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom when they crossed that hanging bridge and thought to myself that I wouldn't be able to cross it. I would freeze solid.
@samsonskola (3357)
• United States
30 Jan 07
i have been on that swinging bridge at Grandfather Mtn. many times...though I'm terrified of heights, my parents would talk me into going on that bridge every year!...I really don't like them and never got used to that one...it was very scary!
@quispy (573)
• United States
30 Jan 07
No! No! No! Not on a bet. And if my life depended on it, I think I'd take my chances with whats on MY side of the bridge. Can't do it. Won't do it. Can't make me. Scary as h#ll!
@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
30 Jan 07
Yes I have been on one. They are scary, but as a kid they are also fun. As a kid we went to this small amusement park, they had one of those bridges. They moved so much, it made your tummy feel funny.
@BittyBiddy (2905)
• Ireland
30 Jan 07
Rope Bridge - Rope Bridge in Carick a Rede, Co. Antrim, Ireland
Yes, a couple of years ago I crossed Carrick a rede bridge in Co. Antrim. It was terrifying. My daughters ran across it and didn't care, but I was so scared looking down at the sea crashing over the rocks below. Afterwards we all got a certificate to say that we had crossed the bridge.:)
@msqtech (15226)
• United States
30 Jan 07
They can be fun and dangerous depends on how you secure it how safe it is. I would make sure it cant swing enough to dump people off of it