My Best Shot -- New River Gorge, West Virgina

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 <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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