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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. 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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  • Awesome. Awesome, awesome, this place is beautiful and jaw dropping. It is a credit ti engineering and human abilities. 
    Awesome. Awesome, awesome, this place is beautiful and jaw dropping. It is a credit ti engineering and human abilities.  more »
  • Went on a hike through New River Gorge’s National park trails 1 and 2… absolutely stunning. Easy hikes with breathtaking overlooks. Couldn’t have enjoyed my day more paired along with the beautiful... 
    Went on a hike through New River Gorge’s National park trails 1 and 2… absolutely stunning. Easy hikes with breathtaking overlooks. Couldn’t have enjoyed my day more paired along with the beautiful...  more »
  • We stopped at the welcome center to pick up trail maps and took the 178 stairs down to look at the bridge. My granddaughter walked the bridge with her school last fall, and we wanted to see it again! 
    We stopped at the welcome center to pick up trail maps and took the 178 stairs down to look at the bridge. My granddaughter walked the bridge with her school last fall, and we wanted to see it again!  more »

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