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New River Gorge Bridge is the the longest arch bridge in the western hemisphere. On the north side of the bridge, there is a roadside information center and beautiful views of the bridge from the overlook platforms. You can also drive down under the bridge, it is a one way road. You go down on the north side of the bridge and cross the New River on the Fayette Station Bridge and come back up on the south side of the bridge. There are areas along the way to park and take in the bridge from different angles or do a little hiking. There is also a large area at the bottom, along the raging New River to park and get up close to the power that the river has when it is in the gorge. Be careful the river is powerful, always wear a life jacket if you want to wander into the water. Once every year the bridge is closed for Bridge Day. This happens on the 3rd Saturday of the month of October. While the bridge is closed people come to watch base jumpers, jump off the bridge. There are vendors with lots of different items and food and you can stroll from one side of the bridge to the other. There is about a 45 minute driver to the bridge. Plenty of things to do in the Fayetteville area. Rafting, swimming, hiking, rock climbing, paintball, fishing, shopping and dining.