Where To Go? The Swinging Bridge of Montana!
By angelamontana


How many of you have been to Kootenai Falls?  How many of you have crossed the Swinging Bridge there?

The Swinging Bridge was built by the Forest Service to allow them better access to forest fires across the river. It was destroyed by a major flood in 1948, but thanks to the protection of the Libby Dam and concrete piers, the rebuilt bridge has stayed safe.

Apparently, only one person is SUPPOSED to cross the bridge at a time, and it is 100 feet above the water and 210 feet long.  “You’ll find the parking lot for the Falls just off Highway 2 between the towns of Troy and Libby. The Swinging Bridge is a short hike (less than a mile) from the parking lot.”  So, for those who are looking to get there quickly, this is perfect! And, the views are worth every step over the bridge.  We are fortunate to live in a state that is incredible in every direction, but this is definitely a different perspective.

If you’ve crossed the Swinging Bridge at Kootenai Falls, let us know your experience(s)!

(via Flickr)

(Feature photo via Tea First)






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