Completed in , its wooden decking is suspended by steel cables, and while it once functioned as a bridge for vehicle traffic, it actually swayed when motorists drove on it. Today it has been restored and serves as a footbridge and tourist attraction, but it has also become a place where couples leave symbols of their devotion. They threw the key in the river. I looked at him and told him that it would be really cool to go to Paris and do that.
There’s Something Incredibly Unique About This One Swinging Bridge In Mississippi
The Byram Swinging Bridge Is The Site Of An Old Lovers' Tradition
Watch the drone footage below for an incredible birds-eye view of the bridge and the locks. For directions to the bridge, click here. So, did you know about this bridge and its lovely tradition? Ever put your own lock on the bridge? Tell us in the comments section.
This bridge is decorated with locks of love
This is a large swinging style suspension bridge with riveted, latticed, and laced suspension towers. The bridge was built in using a patented design of timber anchorage. It appears the patented anchorage no longer remains as the anchorage seen today looks newer and the main cable does not appear to be original. The floorbeams on the bridge appear to date to after as well because they have USS United States Steel logos on them. USS didn't mark their logo on steel until around
The bridge was built as a collaboration between merchants in Byram and Rankin. Folks in Byram purchased the swinging bridge kit, and Rankin County sawmills provided the lumber. Since the renovation, something remarkable is happening on this bridge.