Visit Clay County Kentucky, the Land of Swinging Bridges, and discover the romance, history and adventure of these cherished swinging bridges.

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Discover the backcountry of Clay County, the Gateway to the Elk & Redbud Capitals of Kentucky and the Land of Swinging Bridges! Learn about our rich Appalachian history and culture.

Picnic and play at our parks, golf at Big Hickory Golf Course, view abundant wildlife and weathered barns on scenic country drives, navigate miles of ATV trails.

Swinging bridges would span a wide river without the need for foundation pillars in the middle.

This meant there was no obstruction to river traffic and no danger of the pier being damaged during floods. Typical construction would start with a ball of twine to judge the curve and distance.

The trail was used by long hunters and explorers, including Dr.

Thomas Walker who followed it in this section of Goose Creek in 1750, and by Daniel Boone 19 years later in 1769.

These suspension footbridges are often called swinging bridges because the bridge sways beneath your feet as you walk across.

They are also referred to as rope bridges due to their historical origin based on the ancient Inca rope bridge.

Winding mountain roads feature family farms, roadside stands, small country stores, hilltop cemeteries, historic weathered barns and swinging bridges.