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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  • The New River Gorge Bridge is the longest arch bridge in the Western Hemisphere and the 3rd tallest bridge in the world - I think. Well, it is super tall! Even though tall and long, it is easy to...  more »
  • The bridge is an engineering/construction marvel. The hike to Long Point overlook is well worth it. We took our lunch and found a great spot to eat it. The National Park Service has some...  more »
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