Features to Notice
Color. The steel used here, Cor-ten steel, rusts slightly on the surface. This surface-rust inhibits deeper rust, protecting the steel and eliminating the need to paint. It also provides the color which darkens with time.
Concrete supports anchoring bridge to opposite slope. Abandoned mine tunnels honeycombing the hillside created a major engineering problem. Engineers devised special supports.
(Inscription under the image in the lower left)
Workers lower the last beam to complete the arch. Steel was brought to position by trolleys running on 3-inch cables.
(Inscription under the image in the lower right)
Under construction, New River Bridge looms high above its predecessor, Fayette Station Bridge.
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.
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 132 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 26, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.