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“Whew! That was awesome!”

Bridge Walk- New River Gorge Bridge
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Whew! That was awesome!”
Reviewed July 27, 2012

Although this was a pricey adventure ($69), it was really worth it! The catwalk above the New River (and below the New River Gorge Bridge) was exhilarating! Being above the river and watching the rafters below, feeling the wind blowing through the rafters of the bridge, and then the storm coming through at the same time...WOW! The views are really spectacular! HIGHLY recommend this if you can afford it!

Visited July 2012
Thank Sharon H
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millsboro,de 19966
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“cat walk tour”
Reviewed July 5, 2012

great experience very high great pictures something every one should do as long as you don't have a fear of heights (900 ft high)

Visited June 2012
1 Thank cchucky341
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Cleveland, Ohio
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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Amazing adventure previously only possible in video games.”
Reviewed June 20, 2012

Our experience with Bridgewalk, Fayetteville was nothing short of amazing. The views from the underside of this awesome bridge are simply breathtaking.

The tour is fully supported by knowledgable and friendly guides. You begin with a short (less than 90 seconds, I'd guess) to the bridge, where you walk to a small clearing where you are given a brief history of the bridge, and the opportunity to take photos.

The walk down to the bridge's entrance is a bit steep, but perfectly manageable for most.

Once on the bridge, your safety harness is hooked up to a guidewire that has been bolted at intervals all along the length of the bridge. I found the mechanism fascinating, as it rolls through the connection points without needing to be unhooked.

I never really experienced vertigo while walking on the catwalk, but you do get a good idea of how high you are, and if you have a fear of heights, this tour may not be for you.

After the tour, a bus awaits to take you back to your car...about 10 minutes.

All in all, this is a great tour. Although the price was a bit steep, after learning how much time effort and money went into the safety equipment, as well as training of the guides, etc....I felt that I got a great tour for a fair price. Would highly recommend.

One side note...and this is what bumped my review from 4 to 5 stars...The guides take your pictures all along the trip using a digital SLR, and at the end, when you're expecting a sales pitch milking you for another 20 bucks, you learn that the CD of pics is free, and they'll mail it to your house after you've gone. Furthering my impression of this tour, when my pics didn't show up in the mail as expected, I received a personal (unprompted) phone call from the owner, apologizing for the delay. Very very good customer service. Well done.

Visited June 2012
3 Thank Calypso-Pictures
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35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“local gal”
Reviewed June 13, 2012

Love to walk the bridge. It. of course, gets overcrowded quick but other than that it is something everyone should do at least once.

Visited October 2011
Thank traci l
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236 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
“Gorgeous views!”
Reviewed May 13, 2012

It really is an extraordinary view! ABSOLUTELY a must-do if you're in this area!

Visited July 2011
Thank elissejo
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