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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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  • Watched the bridge from several angles, passing from the inside, saw the beautiful cliffs, where the instructor recommend photographed.
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  • My wife and I were visiting the area and wanted to see some of the amazing scenery available in the area. Our first stop with the Canyon Rim Visitor Center to view the bridge and from there take the r...  more »
  • I just returned from my first visit to the New River Gorge area. We got a chance to enjoy the bridge and the views from the visitors center as well as the local trails. Being the largest arch span bri...  more »