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New River Gorge Bridge

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The New River Gorge Bridge in Fayetteville, West Virginia, United States, is a steel arch bridge that crosses the New River. It opened in 1977 and is the longest and highest steel arch bridge in the Western Hemisphere at 3,030 feet (920 m) long and 876 feet (267 m) high. It is home to the annual Bridge Day, an event in which the bridge is closed to vehicles and participants are allowed to BASE jump to the valley floor below.