My Best Shot -- New River Gorge, West Virgina

In the snowy winter landscape, the New River Gorge Bridge in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO10010500000000" title="West Virginia" href="/topic/us/west-virginia-PLGEO10010500000000.topic">West Virginia</a>, as captured by Kelly Tavernini of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100414020000" title="Casselberry" href="/topic/us/florida/seminole-county/casselberry-PLGEO100100414020000.topic">Casselberry</a>, stretches quietly to the horizon. The $37 million bridge completed in October 1977 is the second-highest bridge in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORGOV0000001" title="United States" href="/topic/politics/government/national-government/united-states-ORGOV0000001.topic">the United States</a>: 876 feet tall, plus 3,030 feet long and 70 feet wide. It weighs 88 million pounds, half of that in steel and half in concrete. Bridge Day, a huge extreme-sports celebration, is an annual festival that draws hundreds of jumpers and thousands of spectators. This year's Bridge Day is Oct. 17, so make your plans.

( COURTESY OF KELLY TAVERNINI / September 16, 2009 )

In the snowy winter landscape, the New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia, as captured by Kelly Tavernini of Casselberry, stretches quietly to the horizon. The $37 million bridge completed in October 1977 is the second-highest bridge in the United States: 876 feet tall, plus 3,030 feet long and 70 feet wide. It weighs 88 million pounds, half of that in steel and half in concrete. Bridge Day, a huge extreme-sports celebration, is an annual festival that draws hundreds of jumpers and thousands of spectators. This year's Bridge Day is Oct. 17, so make your plans.

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