Final Link of the Parkway: Linn Cove Viaduct | Milepost 304.4
This seven-mile section of the Blue Ridge Parkway – once the Parkway’s missing link – was completed in 1987. It 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
– visitor center is wheelchair accessible
– restrooms are wheelchair accessible
– exhibits are wheelchair accessible