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Lansing in Fayette County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Trail to Bridge Overlook

New River Gorge Bridge

 
 
Trail to Bridge Overlook Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 4, 2012
1. Trail to Bridge Overlook Marker
Inscription. This walkway leads to views of the New River Bridge. An easily-accessible upper overlook provides a scenic view framed by trees. From there the walkway descends 200 feet down a steep stairway to a broad view of the bridge, gorge, and New River 600 feet below. Informational exhibits explain the view.

If you descend to the lower overlook: *Be careful! *The trip down is easy, the trip back, strenuous. *Benches along the way provide rest stops. * Watch your step. Footing can be uneven.
 
Erected by National Park Service US Department of Interior.
 
Location. 38° 4.194′ N, 81° 4.542′ W. Marker is in Lansing, West Virginia, in Fayette County. Marker is on Visitor Center Road. Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Canyon Rim Visitor Center New River Gorge National River. Marker is in this post office area: Lansing WV 25862, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Bridge (here, next to this marker); The Deceptive Forest (within shouting distance of this marker); New River (within shouting distance of this marker); Smoke, Coke, Coal, and Kaymoor (within shouting

New River Gorge Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 4, 2012
2. New River Gorge Bridge
distance of this marker); New River Gorge Scenic Drives (within shouting distance of this marker); New River Gorge National River (within shouting distance of this marker); Townsend's Ferry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fayetteville Town Park (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lansing.
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
New River Gorge Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 7, 1994
3. New River Gorge Bridge
Entrance sign to Canyon Rim Visitor Center New River Gorge National River image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 4, 2012
4. Entrance sign to Canyon Rim Visitor Center New River Gorge National River
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 26, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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