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New River Gorge Bridge

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Identification

New River Gorge Bridge
288809

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Structure in General

bridge
existing [completed]
modernism

Facts

  • The bridge deck is located exactly 876 feet above the New River.
  • This is the longest single arch span in the United States.
  • The bridge is featured on the reverse side of the United States quarter, minted in 2005.
  • Construction commenced in June 1974 and was completed on October 22, 1977.

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Location

Spanning the New River Gorge along U.S. Route 19
Fayetteville
West Virginia
U.S.A.

Technical Data

3,030.04 ft
69.00 ft
1974
1977
$37,000,000
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