Among dozens of entries in the voting for the 8th Wonder of the World is the West Virginia attraction The New River Gorge Bridge.
The bridge, is located on Rt. 19 north of Fayetteville, WV. The structure, completed in October of 1977, it is the longest steel span in the western hemisphere and at 786 feet high, is the second highest bridge in the United States.
The bridge over the New River is the site of Bridge Day, Fayette County’s largest event, attracting over 100,000 visitors who come to watch hundreds of person who parachute, repel and otherwise leap off the bridge. It is also the site of a new 3,030 foot long Bridge Walk where adventurous person can walk across a 24 inch wide platform just under the floor of the bridge.
Person interested in voting for the New River Gorge Bridge as the 8th wonder of the world are encouraged to vote at the West Virginia Tourism website.
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