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Lake Lure Flowering Bridge
3070 Memorial Highway
Lake Lure, North Carolina 28746
June 10, 2020

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USA map showing location of North CarolinaUSA map showing lcation of NC and Lake Luremap showing Lake Lure and Chimney Rock

The town of Lake Lure is nestled in the mountainside of western North Carolina. It is famous for stunning lake scenery, forested mountain landscapes, and brilliant waterfalls, Lake Lure is known as a prime location for some of the world’s most iconic films, like “Dirty Dancing” and “Last of the Mohicans.” However, in recent years, the town has become home to another unique attraction, the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge.

Lake Lure sign Lake Lure sign
Lake Lure welcome sign

Below: The two RV Gypsies noticed a rock climbing wall in Lake Lure and stopped to take a couple of pictures.

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a rock climbing wall in Lake Lure bird flying overhead at Lake Lure
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The Lake Lure area is full of breathtaking scenery but the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge truly stands out.

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history bookDedicated on October 19, 2013, The Rocky Broad River Bridge measures over 155 feet long and 20 feet wide. It blooms over the historic 1925 Rocky Broad River bridge in Lake Lure, NC. Once upon a time, it was used by motorists traveling on US 64, US 74A, and NC 9. Now, where the sound of blaring engines, traffic jams, and beeping horns once ruled, a fantastic and spectacular garden now reigns supreme.

The Rocky Broad River Bridge was constructed in 1925 and closed in 2011. Two years after the bridge closed, it reopened and transformed into the scenic respite of The Lake Lure Flowering Bridge. This flowering pedestrian bridge goes across the great Rocky Broad River.

The Bridge and Gardens are always open and there is NO admission charge to visit. The majority of the gardens are wheel chair accessible.

Above quote from https://theesmeralda.com/blog/the-lake-lure-flowering-bridge/ and https://lakelurefloweringbridge.org/

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Rocky Broad River Bridge Rocky Broad River Bridge
Rocky Broad River Bridge Rocky Broad River Bridge
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Rocky Broad River Bridge Rocky Broad River Bridge

Below: Looking down from the side of the bridge at some flowers near the water.

looking down from the side of the bridge
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Below: A special display titled Darlings In Denim - on display through July 6, 2020.

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Darlings In Denim display Darlings In Denim display

Below: Approaching a corner, this denim display could be misconstrued as a person sitting with one leg stretched out.Ha Ha

Darlings In Denim display what happens in the garden

Below: What did Lee do to deserve a Kick In The Butt ???laughing clipart dude

Lee Duquette getting a kick in the Butt Lee Duquette getting a KIck In The Butt
Darlings In Denim display Darlings In Denim display
Darlings In Denim display Darlings In Denim display

Below: There were many stones painted to look like books throughout the area. The two RV Gypsies only photographed a few of them.

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painted rock books and a toy pony painted rock books

When Lee is given the camera to photograph Karen, he takes several views of the same subject.

Karen Duquette holding a painted rock book Karen Duquette holding a painted rock book
Karen Duquette holding a painted rock book Karen Duquette holding a painted rock book

Below: Chimney Rock State Park is only 0.8 miles away. The two RV Gypsies have been at Chimney Rock State Park in both 2010 and 2018 - If you visit these pages, be sure to return to this page and continue to 2020 excursions.

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Chimney Rock State Park Chimney Rock State Park

In order for pages and photos to load quickly, The Flowering Bridge has been placed on several pages, so please continue this journey via the link below.

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go to the next adventure of the two RV Gypsies Continue on to page 2 and then on to page 3 (the flowers)