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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 travel over this bridge, you will notice how deep the gorge is, and the view is spectacular. The north side of the bridge has an exit to a viewing platform, so you can get a better prospective ...  more »
  • I've been across the bridge and hiked down below also hiking along where I can look out at it in the distance. There's a really nice, somewhat steep,trail about 1.5 miles long. It is always beautiful ...  more »
  • Attended Bridge Day in 2016 for the very first time as a native of WV. It was so spectacular, that we decided to go back a couple of weekends later and tour the Visitor's Center and go to the observat...  more »