Friends of the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge is a community-based 501(c) 3 non-profit organization coming together to design, create and maintain a flowering pedestrian bridge across the Rocky Broad River and the walkways at both ends of the bridge for the joy and benefit of all who come our way. The bridge, completed in 1925, served as a part of the US 64/US 74-A/NC 9 highway until 2011 when a new bridge was opened to traffic. The Historic Bridge #7 was turned over to the Town of Lake Lure to allow for the creation of this unique community garden bridge, to be developed by local people to further enhance the natural beauty of the Hickory Nut Gorge for generations to come.


Members of Friends of the Bridge Board of Directors are as follows: Bill Miller, Chair; Charlene Efird, Vice-Chair; Susie Ellis, Secretary; Janet Walters, Treasurer; Charlie Yelton, Infrastructure Committee Chair; Saundra Nelson and Kathy Tanner, Gardens Committee Co-Chairs; and Lee Armstrong, Marketing & Public Relations Committee Chair. Chuck Watkins serves the Board as a representative of the Town of Lake Lure Parks and Recreation Board.

All those wishing to be part of the Friends of the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge can communicate their interest by contacting any member of the Board or by writing to Friends of the Bridge, P. O. Box 125, Lake Lure, NC 28746.