New River Gorge Bridge

  • photo of New River Gorge Bridge
  • photo of New River Gorge Bridge
  • photo of New River Gorge Bridge
LocationFayette County, West Virginia, USA
Statusin use
Open1977
FunctionRoad bridge
DesignArch bridge
Length924 m
Clearance below267 m
Longest span518 m
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New River Gorge Bridge is the world's 3 largest arch bridge with a span of 518 meters. The bridge is located in West Virginia in America. Construction of the bridge started in 1974 and in 1977 opened the bridge, it was the largest arch bridge until 2003. Before 1977 it took 45 minuttter to cross the valley now takes 45 seconds.