Huntington Off The Beaten Path

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    New River Gorge Bridge

    by shrimp56 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The bridge has lost it's title of "longest steel-arch bridge in the world" to a new one in Shanghai!
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    A few numbers:
    Height 876 feet
    Bridge Length 3,030 feet
    Arch Length 1,700 feet
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    The link below has a lot of the construction details.

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    Pink Elephant

    by davecallahan Updated Mar 16, 2007

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    roadside oddity

    If you happen to be on US60 going from Barboursville to Huntington, WV and you think you see a pink elephant standing out in front of a small strip of shops, you are not hallucinating.
    There is a huge pink elephant (15-20feet tall), just standing on a plot of grass. Not sure if it is an advertising gimmick or what, but it sure is an eye-catcher.

    to get there:
    US60 (Midland Trail) starting near I-64 exit 18 (route 19) and driving west towards Huntington. I seem to remember going by a golf course but the exact location along the road has vanished from my memory.

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    Bridge Day!!

    by shrimp56 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    On the 3rd Saturday in October the bridge is open to pedestrians. For pictures of the various activities that take place see the link below:)

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    The New River Gorge

    by shrimp56 Updated Dec 25, 2004

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    The New River Gorge was named a "National River" in 1973. It is a whitewater area of which now 53 miles are protected.
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    A nice place to stay to enjoy the gorge is Hawks Nest State Park.

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