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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. Use our Fayetteville tour planner to arrange your visit to New River Gorge Bridge and other attractions in Fayetteville.
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  • If you are a fan of amazing views, this is the place for you!Be sure and take your camera or phone with you,you will want to take pictures and lots of them! The Bridge is indeed a work of art. You can...  more »
  • This is a good place to stop and enjoy the view of the river ans surrounding mountains. There are places to pull off on either end of the bridge. 
  • We walked with our dogs down to the overlook. What a stunning view. I said to my husband I can understand why people jump. It would be so cool to bungee from there. So picturesque.