From the bridge, visitors can look upstream to view the famous Chimney Rock, now part of Chimney Rock State Park. Downstream the river flows into Lake Lure, surrounded by the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Be sure to take a walk on the bridge every season, for they are constantly making updates and changes.

The bridge and gardens are always open, and there’s no admission charge to visit.

The Lake Lure Flowering Bridge blooms on the historic 1925 Rocky Broad River bridge. When the bridge was closed to traffic in 2011, the Friends of the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge came together to create gardens on 155 feet of the bridge and along a pathway at both ends of the three-arch span itself. With an emphasis on native plants, the Friends mission is to create a “Gateway to Somewhere Beautiful” for the enjoyment of the public.

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