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This is a list of all 3 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory crossing New River. Please note that different rivers with the same name will be grouped together. For example, selecting 'Bear Creek' shows bridges across several different Bear Creeks. Also, similarly named rivers are grouped separately. For example, 'River Dee' (UK) bridges are grouped separately from 'Dee River' (Australia) bridges. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. Click here to go to the list of crossings.
1900 New River (Swinging)
Nuttallburg and South Nuttall, West Virginia, USA (New River)
Bridgemeister ID:347
References:AAJ, HBE
Use:Footbridge
Status:Only towers remain (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:340f
Deck width:6f
Notes
  • At least one of the towers is still standing, as of 2006.
1903 Caperton
Caperton vicinity, West Virginia, USA (New River)
Bridgemeister ID:1422
References:AAJ, HBE, PTS2
Use:Footbridge
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:510f
Long Bottom
Hinton, West Virginia, USA (New River)
Bridgemeister ID:2113
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Notes
  • From a sign at the New River Gorge visitors center: "Built in the 1920's, this suspension bridge connected the New River Lumber Company sawmill with the Long bottom train station on the other side of the New River. Rail cars pulled by a steel cable carried lumber to the railroad station."
Photo by Eric Sakowski

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