Talk:New River Gorge Bridge
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The New River Gorge Bridge carries U.S. Highway 19 over the New River at a height of 876 feet (267 m), making it the second highest vehicular bridge in the world, the highest vehicular bridge in the Americas, and the second-highest bridge in the world. Before the 2004 opening of the Millau Viaduct in France, it was the highest vehicular bridge in the world. The Royal Gorge Bridge in Colorado (a suspension bridge), in the United States has a higher deck than either the New River Gorge Bridge or the Millau Viaduct, at 321 m (1,053 ft) above the Arkansas River.
It does seem redundant but is it? I don't think so. Second Highest vehicular is not the same as second highest overall. So I think it needs rewording for clarity (or footnoting?) but should be put back. IMHO. I may make the change later if there is no strong opposition. (the thing to think about is that the Royal Gorge is not a vehicular bridge)++Lar: t/c 23:39, 13 January 2006 (UTC)
Parachutist just died
Someone should edit the page because some guy just died today Sun Oct 22 after parachuting off of it and their festival
On the bottom of this page, there is a list of the previously longest steel arch bridge and the one which surpassed this bridge. But the wording is "overcomed by". Is "overcomed" even a word? Why not use something that sounds better, such as "surpassed by"? Wadester16 18:38, 10 July 2007 (UTC)
I'm relatively certain CSX goes over the old bridge, not the new one. There are 4 lanes of traffic on this bridge. It has single track and no rails. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 04:16, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
- At this point, the CSX mainline is split into two tracks, one on each side of the river, at the bottom of the gorge. Both tracks go under the US 19 New River Gorge Bridge.
- The northern track crosses CR 82 at-grade immediately north of the CR 82 Fayette Station Bridge. The southern track sits at a slightly higher elevation than the Fayette Station Bridge. As a result, CR 82 parallels it downstream briefly before going underneath the southern track at an underpass. Brian Powell (talk) 05:47, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
I changed the sentence about the banning of bungee jumping to just state the year and not the implied reason of an unspecified "accident." All I can find is that there was a spleen injury to one bungee jumper in 1993, but it hardly seems like more than an excuse to ban it, especially considering numerous accidents and even deaths from BASE jumping, which has yet to be banned along that same logic. This article from 1993 mentions the very stunt involving the 7 jumpers in which the spleen injury occurred (the supposed accident causing the ban, previously suggested in this article as well as vaguely on other sites.) However, the article doesn't even mention the injury or that it was reason for a ban. It does suggest that bungee jumping may not be allowed the next year solely because the climate towards bungee jumping had turned cold, with BASE jumpers annoyed with how time consuming it took per bungee jump with only a few hours on one day of the year open for both types of jumps. Without a good source clearing the reason for the ban, I think it's best to leave the reason for the ban up in the air. 220.127.116.11 (talk) 22:42, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
fifth highest - twelfth highest
On the New River (Kanawha River) page, it mentions this bridge and says that it's the twelfth highest vehicular bridge. Here it's the fifth. Problem? Does somebody know for certain?Craeburn (talk) 14:31, 30 October 2012 (UTC)