Fayetteville, West Virginia: America's Longest Single Arch Steel Span Bridge

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US Hwy 19, Fayetteville, WV
Northeast of town on US 19 across the New River Gorge. The overlook is just north of the bridge, east side.
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America's Longest Single Arch Steel Span Bridge

The view of the bridge from its overlook near the visitors center is impressive.

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Stairway to the viewing platform.

America's Longest Single Arch Steel Span Bridge

There are 178 steps down to the viewing platform from the visitors center. They are much easier to descend than they are to ascend.

[Bodrod, 12/08/2021]

America's Longest Single Arch Steel Span Bridge.

America's Longest Single Arch Steel Span Bridge

Do the 8 mile drive for the view of the bridge from down below.

[Maggie, 09/06/2021]

Scenic overlook of the bridge.

World's Longest Single Arch Steel Span Bridge

Walk the stairs to the viewpoint. Amazing view!

[Mike Larson, 04/29/2016]
World's Longest Single Arch Steel Span Bridge

Take the boardwalk-style staircase partially down the side of the gorge to get the most majestic view of the bridge. You'll find a sidewalk to the stairs next to the visitor center. Be forewarned: There are 178 stairs! Descending is a cinch. Going back up could become a problem. They've provided landings with benches, so you can catch your breath and enjoy the surroundings, but I suggest you hydrate yourself beforehand. Just in case.

[Jane Geoh, 07/23/2012]

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