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“See the world's second oldest river (The New River) from a a whole new perspective” 5 of 5 stars
Review of New River Gorge Bridge

New River Gorge Bridge
U. S. Route 19, Fayetteville, WV
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Pomfret, Connecticut
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“See the world's second oldest river (The New River) from a a whole new perspective”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

You walk 24" wide catwalk some 878' above the river. If you have a somewhat crazy guide as we did, it's even better.

Visited September 2012
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Gualala, California
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“Massive and Graceful New River Gorge Bridge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Well worth the stop to the visitor's center and BE SURE to walk down the wooden steps and wooden platforms to the best by far view of the bridge spanning the New River Gorge. There are about 70 or 80 steps broken up by large platforms, but you have to go all the way to the very bottom to get the GREAT view of the bridge.

Visited September 2012
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Roanoke, Virginia
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“Simply amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012 via mobile

What an incredible man made structure. Just in awe of it every time i see it. A must see when you're in the area.

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Oak Hill, West Virginia, United States
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“An Amazing View”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

This is seriously one of the must go to sites in southern WV. The view is incredible, especially in the fall as the leaves are changing. The bridge is impressive, and the view will take your breath away.

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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“WOW!! What a View!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

We stopped at the Visitor's Office on the north side of the river at around 5:00 pm. Even though the office was closed we did the short hike/stairs down to the overlook platform. All of the steps were worth it - What A View! You get a great view of the bridge from below and a great view of the river and valley. Make sure you take your camera.
The stairs/hike was not bad at all. Some of the people we saw along the way were small children, adults and older adults. No one seemed to be struggling with the climb although one older lady was thankful for the benches along the way.

Visited September 2012
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