Canyon Rim
Fayetteville, WV USA
July 2008

With an estimated 300,000 visitors each year, the center provides the park with a nationally recognized facility, revealing the beauty of New River Gorge National River to the nation and the world.

Canyon Rim Visitor Center in Fayetteville, WV. The visitor center features an exhibit room filled with photographs and exhibits on the people, towns, and industry of the gorge. Other displays focus on the recreation and natural history of the area.

My aunt Rosie (my mother's younger sister).

There is a stairway to a viewing area overlooking the New River and THE bridge.

In the background is the New River Gorge Bridge with a length of 3030 feet (924 m). It was for many years the longest in the world of that type. Its arch extends 1700 feet (518 m).

The gorge below carved by the New River.

This bridge crossed by an average of 17,000 motor vehicles per day. The New River Gorge Bridge carries U.S. Highway 19 over the New River and the CSX railroad at a height of 876 feet (267 m), making it the highest vehicular bridge in the Americas, and the second-highest in the world.