Photo taken June 2005 by James Adorno
BH Photo #109020
These are some great photos. Post away I would say. This is such a spectacular bridge!
You talked me into it.
Well.... it wasn't EXACTLY "the catwalk tour". I was one of the rappellers. Rope #5, 825 feet. If I can get my GoPro video trimmed down to size, I might consider posting it. But I'll see if I can peel some stills out of it so I don't overwhelm the site's bandwidth.
So.... we just got done with Bridge Day in WV, and I have some photos from the catwalk, and on rope videos during three 825 foot rappels. These may be a bit off-topic, so I'm wondering how the consensus feels about them being posted here?
Two years ago this bridge was featured on a USPS stamp, a $4.95 priority mail.
Now this bridge is featured on a NRHP weekly update for August 23, 2013 listing it as being added to the register.
I believe that this is the old bridge:
Does anybody have pictures of the old bridge?
Too bad the Chinese put up a bigger thru-arch... I think it is in Shanghai. The "Lupo Bridge" as I believe is the span's English translation, looks sweeping, but being in a huge city, it don't cut it in looks like the New River Gorge span!
This is an amazing thing to see. I've rode underneath it on a train, and rode in car across it. It's just amazing.
Hi guy, I live 10 minutes from the bridge there are quite a few campgrounds around the gorge. Most of the rafting outfits offer camping as well. As most national parks you simply need to see what restrictions are place on actually camping in the park itself. It is permitted and usually on a first come first serve bases in areas it is allowed. but you can always hike in and camp where you would like . Just watch, you don't want to be rolling off a rock face . Pack in and pack out . Leave West Virginia Wild and Wonderful.
Funny you'd say that the New River Gorge Bridge was awesome at night. I was on a business trip to West Virginia two years ago and the bridge was on my list of places to see. I was still looking for it when someone pointed out to me that I had already driven across it three times! At night, to me anyway, it just looked like a long, straight stretch of pavement.
If you ever decide to go back, it is part of the New River Gorge National Park. There is no camping in that particular park, but you're not that far away from lodging.
This is quite an awesome site from an 18 wheeler when you are least expecting it at night. Would love to go back over it in the daylight. It's been some time since I was there, but have been searching all over for it again. It was something at the time that we wanted to forget, but now would like to ride our motorcycles back to see it. We live in MO. Could you send us more info about it. Camping areas around there, historic sites, etc. Thanks.