|Clint, as always. The bridge is probably about 12 feet from the water you see and if you fell, it's deep enough that you probably wouldn't get hurt too bad unless you hit a rock, but the water in the spring can be quite high, so that's why they do it this way. The banks rise rather sharply also. The cliff and rockface go up perhaps a hundred feet at this point (guesstimating). This is the hike you take to get to the falls I shot earlier in my portfolio and is a nature preserve, about 6,500 acres but is right next to Cherokee Nat'l Forest on one side, so it's fairly wild other than the fact that with so many hikers in the area so you don't see many animals here at this point. If I were standing there, I would be about 2 1/2 feet above the rail and I'm 6' tall.
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