New River


New River
River, southwestern Virginia and southern West Virginia, U.S. It is formed in North Carolina and flows north across Virginia into West Virginia where it joins the Gauley River to form the Kanawha River.

It is about 320 mi (515 km) long and is spanned by the longest steel-arch bridge in the world, the New River Gorge bridge near Fayetteville, W.Va., whose main span is 1,700 ft (518 m).

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      river formed by the junction of North and South forks in Ashe county, northwestern North Carolina, U.S. It flows north across Virginia into West Virginia and joins the Gauley River, there dammed for hydropower, after a course of 255 miles (410 km), to form the Kanawha River in south-central West Virginia. Near Radford, Virginia, the New River is dammed to form Claytor Lake (hydroelectricity), and near Hinton, West Virginia, the Bluestone Dam impounds a large flood-control reservoir. The 1,700-foot (518-metre) steel arch span of the New River Gorge Bridge, completed in 1977 near Fayetteville, West Virginia, is one of the world's longest.

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