Bridge Walk- New River Gorge Bridge

Bridge Walk- New River Gorge Bridge

Bridge Walk- New River Gorge Bridge
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Lauren B
Virginia Beach, VA158 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
Our guide, Doug, was fantastic. You’ll get a quick safety lesson, suited up in a harness and safety tether before shuttling over to the short trail to the entrance. Doug was great - learned everyone’s names right off the bat, held personal conversations with everyone, and was very knowledgeable! We were even able to stop and sit to watch rafters and kayakers coming down river. He took photos for us and air dropped them (or could email/text them as well) for no extra fee. This is truly a unique experience, worth the price of admission.
Written September 5, 2021
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Thank you for your review.....we will be sure to share you comments with Doug. Thank you for joining us!
Written September 5, 2021
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Ed O
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
The sheer height and narrowness is intimidating but it's totally safe.
Everyone in the group is outfitted with a harness and hooked to an overhead cable for the entire length of the walk. Wife was more than a little nervous and anxious. I was thrilled the whole time. Our walk guide was Paul an older gentleman who has been doing this for 11 years. Our tour group was 14 and that is the max for this activity. You are shuttled in a small bus to the New River Gorge National Park Visitor Center only about a 2 minute drive. As you emerge next to the highway on the bridge cars and trucks are honking knowing where you are going. You are on the bridge for around an hour leaving plenty of time for multiple photos and videos as well as history of the bridge told by Paul. We were here in October on a mainly cloudy day.
When the sun broke out the views were incredible between the mountains and river as fall colors were just emerging. Shot many pictures and videos with both IPhone and HD cameras. Very worthwhile!
Written October 26, 2021
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Indytraveler54
Indianapolis63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
What a fun, unique, and memorable experience! It was definitely worth every penny! Our guide Debbie was fantastic! She was truly passionate about the bridge and it showed. She had so many interesting stories to share. A couple people in our group were very fearful of heights and she did a great job of putting them at ease. She also took numerous pictures of our group, and very surprisingly, there was no charge for this service - she simply air dropped all of her photos to my phone. (I’ve done similar experiences where I was charged over $100 for a photo package.)
Written May 1, 2021
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Thank you for joining us at Bridge Walk!
Written June 30, 2021
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Travelbug
Pittsburgh, PA401 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
What a great view of the gorge! Loved watching the many rafters going down the rapids. The catwalk shakes just a little as the bigger vehicles above go across, just adds to the thrill of being up there. You are over 800 feet in the air on the catwalk. We got to stop and sit for a while, I could of sat up there all day just watching rafters below. Cy was our guide, he was very informative and answered all of our questions. Cy took our groups pic with his cell and sent it to us. I think this is a must do when in the area for sure!!
Written August 14, 2020
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Thank you for sharing your Bridge Walk experience! We will share your feedback with Cy and thank you for joining us.
Written September 20, 2020
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NPSeaker
Albany, NY396 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We debated about this activity or horseback riding, but you can go horseback riding just about anywhere. I am a little scared of heights, but so glad we did the Bridge Walk. I felt very safe because I was harnessed in. Also I bought a $5 lanyard for my phone. They did not insist on it, but who wants to drop their phone and never see it again? Just make sure all the phone straps don’t cover any part of the camera lens. Our guide Kailie was informative and interesting. She gave us a lot of information and let us sit and dangle our legs over the edge, which I did. Amazing views, a little noisy because of traffic overhead and this day was windy, but I highly recommend this activity. Cost about the same as horseback riding, but so cool! I think there were about 8 or 10 people in our group and we were half way in line, so we could here Kailie just fine. She did take 2 photos of us and texted them to us later. It did not take 3 hours, but well worth the price. I was ready to get off the bridge by the time we made it to the other side. When our guide told us how workers can climb a ladder built inside the steel columns, I felt queasy just thinking about that, but besides that time, I felt excited. There are railings along the side you can hold onto and of course your harness feels safe. It was a little weird when the cable of the line went over transition sections where it would tug a little, but you get used to that after the first time.
Written June 13, 2022
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Glad you chose Bridge Walk and thanks for sharing your feedback! We will make sure Kailie sees your comments.
Written July 3, 2022
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pbfues
Louisville, KY244 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
I went on the bridge walk this weekend by myself because my husband was afraid to join me. Personally, I did not find this scary at all! The tour takes place on the catwalk below the bridge, about 800 feet about the new river. However it is so safe! You are secured to a line, the "floor" is solid steel and there are handrails on both sides. It is so worth it to take this tour and see the views and experience being under a "working" bridge. When cars go over the bridge vibrates (it is supposed to do that). I never felt like I was going to fall off. Misty, our guide, gave us the history of the bridge, pointed out things we were seeing, told us about rafting on the river, took photos of us if we asked etc. We were not rushed and could stop and just enjoy the view before moving along. While some of the people on the group were nervous about being up there, I say "go for it"! It is worth it!
Written June 25, 2023
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Bob E
Colden, NY1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
Booked a tour a week in advance, day of trip was 30 degrees and 40mph winds. Refused to even give us a rain check, our tour was only half full that day so was not even like our booking stopped others from being able to go. I feel as if a decent company would work with a family with young kids in some way. Would strongly not recommend this company that only cares about money
Written April 19, 2022
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charlesj244
Marietta, OH68 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
The views are nice and the walkway is very stable. It was a cool morning and the wind was not blowing much if any. They did have people repelling off the catwalk which made it a little more interesting. If you are looking for a nice place to take pictures then this is for you. Guide offered a few facts and seemed to do his job well. I think the price was high for what you got. Mainly access to the catwalk and a ride back to your car.
Written October 20, 2020
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Thanks for joining us Charles and sharing your experience.
Written November 16, 2020
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Elsa C. L.
New York City, NY2,354 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
We were a bit concerned given the beam’s 851’ height. It looks sturdy and has rails. The harness secures adventurous people, and Ms. Mattie’s relaxed demeanor gives assurance that there is nothing to be concerned about.
Ms. Mattie stopped six times on the .6 mile walk across during which she informed us about the bridge’s statistics. Of all the stats, what’s most noteworthy was that 50 men built the bridge in four years. At that time, it cost 37M, 3M over the bid.
Midway, Ms. Mattie told us that we could sit on the beam. That was where she took our pictures with our feet hanging above the gorge!

To those who have a fear of heights, I learned from a tour guide in the Philippine’s Rice Terraces to look at his backpack so that I don’t become overwhelmed by the height. I looked at the back of the man in front of me while walking up to the 2nd stop. From there, I managed to look down at the bottom of the gorge and enjoy the view of the river, rapids and kayakers while walking.
Written April 22, 2022
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Thank you for joining us on a tour and your kind words....we will share with Ms. Mattie!
Written July 3, 2022
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alexysabroad
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Walking across one of the tallest bridges in the world was a real treat! We went in the fall when the leaves were changing, but the air was a little too cool for crowds, so it was absolutely perfect. I'd highly recommend booking a tour with this company! Our guide was helpful, amusing, and lighthearted as he shared stories about the bridge on our walk across it. They have a unique chain system that allows you to walk effortlessly across the bridge while maintaining your complete safety. As our guide told us, this is the only place in the world where you can have an identical experience to this one, so book your trip today! You won't regret it.
Written March 8, 2022
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