An engineering feat and regional icon, the New River Gorge Bridge connects the flourishing, green east and west banks of the river between two previously isolated communities.
Public domain. Photograph by David E. Fattaleh
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Two men are enjoying a day of fishing along the New River in West Virginia.
Public domain. National Park Service
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The massive steel structure supporting the bridge is visible under US 19 as it travels into the distance on a misty and foggy day.
Public domain. Photograph by Steve Shaluta
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This reconstructed train depot serves as an information center and the southern interpretive center for The Coal Heritage Trail.
Public domain. Courtesy of Coal Heritage Highway Authority
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The Goodwill House overlooks historic Bramwell, home to many coal barons who began the coal industry in southern West Virginia.
Public domain. Courtesy of West Virginia Division of Tourism
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Pinnacle Rock State Park showcases this unique geological formation located along the Coal Heritage Trail.
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Built in 1922 by Empire Coal & Coke Company as their Miner's Clubhouse, the building was saved and restored after the floods of 2001 and 2002 by Dan and Elisse Clark, who opened their home as the Elkhorn Inn & Theatre Bed-and-Breakfast in 2003.
© July 2005 Elisse & Dan Clark.
Children and adult visitors look at miner tool exhibits at the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine Visitor Center.
Public domain. Photograph by Scott Marx
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The Whipple Company Store’s main entrance is prominently marked by a large arch, adding to the unusual architecture of the building.
Public domain. Photograph by David Hafley
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A pull-off on Fayette Station Road showcases the New River Gorge Bridge through the leafy foliage of summer.
Public domain. Photograph by Molly Davis
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Sunlight filters through fall trees, speckling the road with light.
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