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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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  • The New River Gorge State Park has excellent places to view the bridge. I recommend bringing your camera.  more »
  • A beautiful location with a beautiful piece of work that accents the beauty of the area rather than take away from it.  more »
  • The walk across the bridge is a great adventure for those less inclined to be adventurous. It has beautiful views without a lot of strenuous exercise. If you have a fear of heights, just remember, you...  more »