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The Long Point Overlook offers spectacular views of the New River Gorge below, as well as the famous New River Gorge Bridge - the longest single steel span bridge in the western hemisphere. Completed in 1977, the New River Gorge Bridge became a stunningly beautiful fix to a monumental transportation problem. Before its construction, travelers spent almost an hour driving from one side to the other, winding their way down steep switchbacks on the New River Gorge's precarious mountain roads. However, with the construction of the bridge came a cut in travel time to one minute.

Now on the National Register for Historic Places, the New River Gorge Bridge will continue to inspire visitors to the New River Gorge National River both as an engineering marvel, as well as a thing of beauty, for many years to come.

Short Hike: This gem is located just 1.6 miles from the Long Point Trail Parking Area.

Family Friendly: Fantastic views and a manageable trail length make this gem a great destination for families with children.

Gem Type: Viewpoint

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Hunter R

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Jul 11, 2020
Ethan Gingerich
Jun 14, 2020
Casey Smith
May 23, 2020
Wendy Carter
Hiked with Michelle and Jayce.
Jan 11, 2020
Rodney Hamilton
Amazing views and perfect weather during the morning! This is a must see!
Oct 26, 2019
Katerina Rollins
Oct 20, 2019
J L
Sep 14, 2019
Michael Roemer
Sep 2, 2019
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