Travel 800 Feet To The Bottom Of The New River Gorge On This Scenic West Virginia Road
If there is one thing West Virginians don’t take for granted, it’s the ease of traveling over the New River Gorge via the iconic bridge that opened in 1977. For quite some time after it opened, the New River Gorge Bridge was the longest single span bridge in the world (it measures 3,300 feet in length). It’s now the fourth longest – but still the most astounding (in our humble opinion).
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Do you remember crossing in the “old days?” Or have you discovered this hidden scenic road in recent decades and meandered all the way to the bottom of the gorge to have a look? We’d love to know, either way! For more about Fayette Station Road, see this link on the official website of the National Park Service.
Keep reading here to discover more scenic roads in The Mountain State!
Robin Jarvis is a travel and entertainment writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She spent more than two decades living on the coast in South Carolina and currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina - although she still makes it back to see family in South Carolina quite often. When she's not working, she loves to hike, kayak, and check out new adventures. Get in touch at [email protected]
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