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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Enjoy touring this newest National Park. A true engineering feat. If you have time, take the serpentine car trip down to the bottom of the gorge. Don't forget to download the audio! more »
Kind of incredible seeing this engineering marvel in the middle of quiet West Virginia. It's impressive and best viewed in my opinion from Long Point. Easy hike and the one to do if you only have a... more »
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