I picked up this week’s Highlands News and read this letter to the editor from John Gaston:
For years the postcard showing cars driving behind Bridal Veil Falls was the iconic symbol for the mountains of Western North Carolina. So I want to congratulate Bill Nellis, MidSouth Blasting, Topline Grading and everyone associated for re-opening the road under the falls. It is nice to know that there is a developer and a construction contractor who can do something for instead of to our community.
The funny thing is that we had just been there a few days before and saw that the 150-ton boulder...that had fallen on December 4, 2003... was still blocking the old road that ran under the falls.
The Bridal Veil Falls of old was not the same.
But some dynamite and heavy equipment took care of that on July 12, 2007. Soon, the road behind the Bridal Veil Falls will once again be drivable.
Below - Bridal Veil Falls five days before the removal of the boulders.