New River Gorge Bridge, Fayetteville

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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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  • It’s exhilarating to view the bridge from the view deck at ground level, mid level and at the bottom deck of the 178-step wooden structure! Awesome view of the winding river nestled in mountains. 
    It’s exhilarating to view the bridge from the view deck at ground level, mid level and at the bottom deck of the 178-step wooden structure! Awesome view of the winding river nestled in mountains.  more »
  • The best view of the bridge is from the bottom from the smaller bridge. It’s worth your time to drive down the small windy road to view the bridge from all the view points on the road and the park at....  more
    The best view of the bridge is from the bottom from the smaller bridge. It’s worth your time to drive down the small windy road to view the bridge from all the view points on the road and the park at....  more »

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