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Gauley Bridge is a town in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 614 at the 2010 census. The Kanawha River is formed at Gauley Bridge by the confluence of the New and Gauley Rivers. Two miles to the southeast of Gauley Bridge, in Glen Ferris, West Virginia, is Kanawha Falls, a popular stopping point on Midland Trail Scenic Highway.The community was named after a bridge over the Gauley River near the original town site. Gauley Bridge was close to the site of the Hawk's Nest incident, in which hundreds of lives were lost in the 1920s and 1930s.GeographyGauley Bridge is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.63sqmi, of which, 1.58sqmi is land and 0.05sqmi is water.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 614 people, 279 households, and 159 families residing in the town. The population density was 388.6PD/sqmi. There were 361 housing units at an average density of 228.5/sqmi. The racial makeup of the town was 98.9% White, 0.3% Native American, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5% of the population.Gauley Bridge is in West Virginia (WV). When using our United States trip maker website to make an itinerary online, Gauley Bridge holidays come together around your tastes, interests, and requirements, with us taking care of the logistics.
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