We visited New River Gorge over the holidays, taking in the sights and hospitality of West Virginia.

New River Gorge Bridge photo by John Falcon

The New River Gorge Bridge, according to the National Parks website, was completed in 1977, and turned a 40-minute drive from one side of the gorge to the other into a less-than-1-minute drive!

New River Gorge Bridge 2 photo by John Falcon

The longest steel span in the Western Hemisphere, the New River Gorge Bridge is quite a sight!

Taking the "old" route over the gorge allows you to see several waterfalls and other great natural sights.

Waterfall near New River Gorge photo by John Falcon
Mushrooms on Tree photo by John Falcon

The New River Gorge Bridge can be found on Highway 19 near Lansing, WV.

Google Maps New River Gorge Bridge

(National Park Service, Google)