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There’s Something Incredibly Unique About This One Swinging Bridge In Mississippi

The Byram Swinging Bridge connects Hinds and Rankin Counties. 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.

The Byram Bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. It’s also registered as a Mississippi landmark and was also designated as a civil engineering landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Not only is it an icon in the area, it’s also been recently renovated. Since the renovation, something remarkable is happening on this bridge.

Want to see this bridge for yourself? Visit Byram and walk across the bridge with your sweetheart. You can also attend the upcoming Byram Swinging Bridge Festival, held July 29th and 30th.

Learn about even more of Mississippi’s bridges in this list of 16 Amazing Bridges In Mississippi.

Catherine Rees
Catherine is a lifelong resident of Utah. She's a writer, researcher and observer of the human condition.