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New River Gorge Bridge

U. S. Route 19, Fayetteville, West Virginia USA

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“a work of structural art”

When the New River Gorge Bridge was completed on October 22, 1977, a travel challenge was solved. The bridge reduced a 40-minute drive down narrow mountain roads and across one of North America's oldest rivers to less than a minute. When it comes to road construction, mountains do pose a challenge. In the case of the New River Gorge Bridge, challenge was transformed into a work of structural art - the longest steel span in the western hemisphere and the third highest in the United States.

The New River Gorge Bridge is one of the most photographed places in West Virginia. The bridge was chosen to represent the state on the commemorative quarter released by the U.S. Mint in 2006. In 2013, the National Park Service listed the New River Gorge Bridge in the National Register of Historic Places as a significant historic resource.

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Reviewed by
Bryce Shuck

  • 39 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
March 24, 2021
Rated 5.0

I was catching flak for driving 45 minutes out of our way to go see this, but it was a hit with all ages. Beautiful driving over it, and being able to walk down for some picturesque views was awesome. Highly recommend getting off the interstate on your way to it and seeing some of the old coal towns (and some still thriving) to get a true understanding of WV if you aren't local.

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Reviewed by
emilyrobinson2

  • 4 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
June 30, 2020

Great stop for nature lovers. There’s a gift shop, and behind it there is a walkway down to the viewing areas. Gorgeous views. Places nearby do rafting down the river, and there’s also bridge day! A WV holiday commemorating the bridge where the highway is shut down and there’s a festival held on the bridge

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Reviewed by
laurawalker2

  • 2 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
August 05, 2018
Rated 5.0

Such a cool stop! From the visit center, we went down a lot of steps to an overlook of the bridge from below. After taking our time getting back up, we checked out the visitor center, which was super informative and have room full of photographs and history.

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Reviewed by
Miguel0720

  • 21 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
July 19, 2020

Very cool place! Wish I had more time to do everything it offers.

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GEOBEAN

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 13, 2020
Rated 5.0

I remember having to cross this bridge on many trips as a kid. All I could think of while going across was: “Dang, that’s a nice view!” And later: “Dang, how did anyone build that?”

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New River Gorge Bridge

U. S. Route 19
Fayetteville, West Virginia
USA

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  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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