Two RV Gypsies: Full-Time RVers

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sign -- Catwalk tours daily - bridge walk

The two RV Gypsies walked across the New River Gorge in West Virginia on the under-structure of the World famous New River Gorge Arch Bridge; across the canyon on a 24-inch-wide catwalk, 851 feet above the river
Doug, the tour guide, took the two RV Gypsies and others on a short path to the bridge and catwalk. Tours are usually 2-3 hours in length.
Karen Duquette on the bridge trail
the trail leading to the bridge
the entrance to the catwalk
Lee Duquette ready to enter the catwalk
The catwalk is 24” wide with a substantial railing. Before beginning the tour, the tour guide Doug securely fastened the two RV Gypsies and the others onto a safety cable making it impossible to fall from the bridge during the Bridge Walk tour.
first closeup of the catwalk
the catwalk
Karen and Lee Duquette, the two RV Gypsies, ready to walk the entire 3,030 foot length of the bridge on the catwalk.
 Karen Duquette on the catwalk
Lee Duquette on the catwalk
Karen Duquette on the New River Bridge catwalk
Lee Duquette on the New River Bridge catwalk
Doug went "below" to explain about construction and maintenance of the bridge.
Doug going below the catwalk
Doug going below the catwalk
Doug going below the catwalk
Doug going below the catwalk
851 feet below lies Fayette Station Road, the New River, and the Tunney Hunsaker Bridge
Fayette Station Road
the New River
Fayette Station Road, the New River, and Tunney Hunsaker Bridge
Tunney Hunsaker Bridge
On the previous page of this website, the two RV Gypsies photographed the New River Gorge Arch Bridge from the Tunney Hunsaker Bridge - and here is a photograph of the Tunney Hunsaker Bridge taken from the New River Gorge Arch Bridge.
the New River and the Tunney Hunsaker Bridge
Looking straight down 851 feet
Looking straight down 851 feet
Looking straight down 851 feet
Looking straight down 851 feet
The New River
the New River and Tunney Hunsaker Bridge
Looking straight down 851 feet
The catwalk, which sometimes shook just a teeny-tiny bit as cars and trucks drove on the bridge overhead.
The catwalk
The catwalk
an Outhouse on the Fayette Station Road
Two People way down by the river
the beams beside the catwalk
Doug - the tour guide
The two RV Gypsies witnessed Whitewater kayakers 851 feet below, challenging Fayette Station Rapid (class 4 rapids) and a coal train laboring through the winding gorge.
Kayaker
Kayaker
Kayaker
Kayaker
friends on the catwalk
Doug on the catwalk
Karen and Lee Duquette, the two RV Gypsies on the catwalk 851 feet above the gorge. Doug took photos of every person (or group) on the tour.
the two RV Gypsies on the catwalk
the two RV Gypsies on the catwalk
the two RV Gypsies on the catwalk
A Falcon watched the two RV Gypsies as they walked on the catwalk.
A Falcon
A Falcon
looking down
Lee Duquette
Doug helps someone
on the catwalk
Exiting the catwalk and seeing the New River Gorge Arch Bridge from a whole new angle.
Exiting the catwalk
the New River Bridge from a whole new angle
the New River Gorge Arch Bridge
the New River Gorge Arch Bridge

a truck on the New River Gorge Arch Bridge

the New River Gorge Arch Bridge
Then the two RV Gypsies and their fellow "catwalkers" took a trail to the road and got shuttled back to the Bridge Walk headquarters. The two RV Gypsies highly recommend this tour. Thank you Doug, for an excellent and informative tour. And Thank you Lisa, for the shuttle bus ride.
the trail back
the trail back

look below

go back to a previous page It is highly recommended that you fast forward to the 2021 visit to The New River Gorge Catwalk and surrounding area (2 pages) - if you have not already seen those pages - The photos are NOT the same as above. There will be a link on the bottom of the 2021 second page that will bring you back to here, if you wish to see more of the 2011 adventures.

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NEXT PAGE ARROWContinue on with the 2011 travels of the two RV Gypsies - Frankfort Kentucky, the Capitol, a flower clock, Natural Bridge Arch and Sky Lift, Red River Gorge zipline, Kentucky Vietnam Memorial, Daniel Boone's grave, a sculpture park, a one-way tunnel, and some U.S. Marine Corp history and zipping in a cave