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Parkway section closed for Linville bridge work

A section of the Blue Ridge Parkway near Linville Falls will be closed through summer for a bridge rehabilitation project at the Linville River Bridge. 

Detours will be in place around the closed section from Milepost 316.5 to Milepost 317.5, with park visitors asked to use N.C. 181 and U.S. 221 instead. Linville Falls Visitor Center, as well as camping and hiking activities, can be accessed from the north via N.C. 181 near Pineola. 

Both lanes will be closed to all activity, including biking and walking, during the length of the closure. The project requires workers and equipment to remain in the travel lanes. 

The rehabilitation will include repairs to the bridge’s drainage system, installation of a new waterproofing system, reconstruction of the paving, walks and curbs, and rehabilitation of the extensive stonework on the bridge and guard walls.

For more information, visit www.nps.gov/blri/planyourvisit/roadclosures.htm.