From 1958-2011, the iconic Sunset Beach swing bridge linked the island and the mainland. The bridge was decommissioned when the Mannon C. Gore Bridge opened. The swing bridge and tender house was relocated to dry land where it serves as a museum and gathering place for the community. Visit the bridge at 109 Shoreline Drive West in Sunset Beach. Museum exhibits in the Tender House include artifacts from the Blockade Runner Vesta which ran aground on Sunset Beach.