New River Gorge Bridge

Local nameNew River Gorge Bridge
LocationWest Virginia, USA

The New River Gorge Bridge is a steel arch bridge 3,030 feet long over the New River Gorge near Fayetteville, West Virginia, in the Appalachian Mountains of the eastern United States. With an arch 1,700 feet long, the New River Gorge Bridge was for many years the world's longest single-span arch bridge; it is now the fourth longest. Part of U.S. Route 19, its construction marked the completion of Corridor L of the Appalachian Development Highway System. The bridge is crossed by an average of 16,200 motor vehicles per day.The roadway of the New River Gorge Bridge is 876 feet above the New River. The New River Gorge Bridge is one of the highest vehicular bridges in the world, and is currently the third highest in the United States. In 2005, the structure gained nationwide attention when the US Mint issued the West Virginia state quarter with the bridge depicted on one side. In 2013, the bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_River_Gorge_Bridge

Address US Highway 19, 25840, United States

Coordinates 38°4'7.585" N -81°4'58.697" E

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