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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  • Flew into Pittsburg, PA, It was about a 3 hour drive, through beautiful mountains and winding roads. The view of the Gorge from the visitor center are beautiful, there are a couple of trails that lead...  more »
  • Nice visit to awesome place. We visited visitors center and souvenirs place. We drove down to street to get closer look.  more »
  • There are many places to enjoy views of the bridge, but make sure to go to the visitors center as they have many exhibit,s, including a short film, pertaining to the building of the bridge. Fascinatin...  more »
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  • The Visitor Center offers some of the best views of the New River Gorge Bridge. There are Handicap Accessible Ramps to several overlooks of the New River Gorge Bridge and River Valley. There are also some other ways to get some good views of this bridge. One is to take the Bridge Walk tour offered near there. which lets you see the underside of it. You can also visit the Bridge in October for the Annual Bridge Day where they shut down one side of the bridge for BASE Jumper to do their thing. Its one of the worlds largest arched bridge so well worth a look. Check my FB Picture Albums/Posts for more
  • One of my favorite spots in the world! The staff in the visitor center are super friendly and knowledgeable. If you have the time, the drive down to Fayette Station bridge is well worth it!
  • So pretty I went there on a weekend trip and it was a great experiance. If you love nature ans you love bridges then its the place to view for the day. Also lots of awesome hiking trails in the area to get a great view of the bridge.
  • What a gorgeous bridge over the gorge. Make sure to drive the road that goes under it. It's amazing and has many waterfalls.
  • I'm 70 years old and have always wanted to go to bridge day but was always working or for what ever reason I missed it. Saturday me and my wife decided let's go. We stopped about four miles out caught a shuttle bus at Lighthouse ministry. We were shocked at the crowd. It was a beautiful day and we worked our way to the place they were jumping. People we're nice and everyone seemed to take turns looking up close over the bridge and taking pictures. We got our turn got some nice pictures and moved on so other could get the thrill of seeing them jump. If you have never made the trip it's well worth it. There are several vendors there selling hand made goods as well as good food selection. There we're several beautiful bikes there and biker's and there wives or girlfriends we're nice they had a booth about Christian bikers. We stopped and talked to a gentleman there super nice guy and on fire for the Lord. He gave us a bikers Bible and bracelet. We got on bus returned to Lighthouse ministry and they had free food and drinks and singers singing gospel music and the Gideon's we're out front passing out New Testament Bibles. What a glorious day and to see so many good people looking out to God to help others.
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