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).

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.

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