New River Gorge Bridge, Fayetteville

The third-highest bridge in the United States and the fourth-longest single-arch span in the world, New River Gorge Bridge offers views of the New River below and the gorge it has carved in the Appalachian Mountains. Before crossing the 924 m (3,030 ft) long, 267 m (876 ft) high bridge, stop by the visitor’s center for a scenic overlook from the deck. Take the path to the wooden staircase to reach the viewing platform. Beneath the bridge, guided tours with a safety harness are available on a 0.4 km (0.25 mi), handicap-accessible steel catwalk. Be on the lookout for the brown sign on your way to the bridge--it can be easy to miss. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to New River Gorge Bridge by using our Fayetteville trip itinerary builder site.
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  • Our guide was great,the walk was fun,the view on foot was so pretty well worth the time it was very secure  more »
  • Our family has been traveling over the New River Gorge for the last ten years as we make annual road trips from Indiana to Virginia. On this trip, we decided to stay in Fayetville on our way back and....  more »

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