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The New River Gorge Bridge is a steel arch bridge 3,030 feet (924 m) long over the New River Gorge near Fayetteville, West Virginia, in the Appalachian Mountains of the eastern United States. With an arch 1,700 feet (518 m) long, the New River Gorge Bridge was for many years the world's longest steel single-span arch bridge; it is now the fourth longest. Part of U.S. Route 19, its construction marked the completion of Corridor L of the Appalachian Development Highway System.

New River Gorge Bridge, West Virginia - this used to be the longest steel arc bridge in the world! Then the Chinese built a bridge one foot longer. This bridge is 876 feet high and is the second longest steel arc bridge in the world.

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge in Maryland spans over 4.3 miles and is one of the world's longest continuous over-water steel structure [Getty Images]

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge in Maryland spans over miles and is one of the world's longest continuous over-water steel structure [Getty Images]

The New River Gorge Bridge is a steel arch bridge 3,030 feet (924 m) long over the New River Gorge near Fayetteville, West Virginia, in the Appalachian Mountains of the eastern United States. With an arch 1,700 feet (518 m) long, the New River Gorge Bridge was for many years the world's longest steel single-span arch bridge; it is now the fourth longest. Part of U.S. Route 19, its construction marked the completion of Corridor L of the Appalachian Development Highway System.

New River Gorge Bridge, West Virginia - this used to be the longest steel arc bridge in the world! Then the Chinese built a bridge one foot longer. This bridge is 876 feet high and is the second longest steel arc bridge in the world.