Bridge Walk offers a truly unique, safe and low impact adventure crossing the New River Gorge within the structure of the third highest vehicle carrying bridge in North America.
Having opened publicly only recently, the walking tour can be the subject material for a variety of news articles. We can provide press and media with information, high resolution photos, interviews, and access to the Bridge Walk tour.
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Bridge Walk, LLC.
Bridge Walk Facts
Catwalk tours are offered daily at just $69 per person.
Bridge Walk offers tours every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, and will also be closed the third Friday and Saturday in October due to Bridge Day weekend activities.
The tours are 2-3 hours in length.
Bridge Walk welcomes all eligible participants who are willing and able to walk 1.5 miles. Bridge Walk participants must be at least 48-inches tall, 10 years or older and have a waist size less than 52-inches.
After checking in at our headquarters, Bridge Walk participants will be shuttled to the Canyon Rim Visitor's Centeron the North side of the Bridge. A short path leads to the Bridge where visitors will enter the catwalk in the midst of the massive iron structure.
The catwalk is 24” wide with a substantial railing.
Before beginning the tour, guests will be securely fastened onto a safety cable making it impossible to fall from the bridge during a Bridge Walk tour.
Participants will walk the entire 3,030 foot length of the bridge 851 feet above the river and then ascend a trail to road level where they will be shuttled back to the Bridge Walk headquarters.
Bridge tours move along at a leisurely pace and there is plenty of time to stop for photos, and to discuss features of the Bridge, Gorge and Park with your guide.
Bridge Walk was founded in 2009 as a cooperative effort between the National Park Service, the WV Division of Highways, and the partners that make up Bridge Walk LLC.
The catwalk has been an existing structure of the bridge since its original construction, and Bridge Walk LLC saw an opportunity to give unique tours across the walkway. Creating Bridge Walk only required a simple shuttle system, improving the trail access, and installing an innovative safety system for guests making it impossible for tour guests to fall off the bridge.