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New River Gorge Bridge by Mona Evans

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Mar 29, 2011
Date taken
Mar 27, 2011
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The New River Gorge Bridge is located in in Oak Hill, West Virginia.
It's an incredible 3030 feet long, and the arch is 876 above the river. The entire structure weighs an unimaginable 88 million pounds. The concept is so modern that it's amazing to think that the project was dreamed up in the fifties. And its completion turned a 45 minute car trip into a 45 second zip across from one side to the other. The bridge took 3 years to complete and was finished in 1977.

Bridge Day is West Virginia's largest one day festival. The reason? It's also the world's largest extreme sports festival. Watching people rappel and BASE jump off of one of the largest bridges in the world is a very big experience. And with the lure of whitewater rafting continually calling, there's never a shortage of things happening around the New River Gorge.

For more information visit their website at:
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GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0805 (Windows)
Panorama size: 432 megapixels (38128 x 11348 pixels)
Input images: 70 (14 columns by 5 rows)
Field of view: 144.1 degrees wide by 42.9 degrees high (top=35.8, bottom=-7.1)
Settings:
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot A3100 IS
Image size: 4000x3000 (12.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2011-03-28 02:37:29 - 2011-03-28 02:42:02
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure time: 0.0025
ISO: 100
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 138.5 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Automatic
Horizontal overlap: 35.0 to 44.9 percent
Vertical overlap: 29.4 to 31.5 percent
Computer stats: 1014.04 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 21:15 (18 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 4:05, Projection: 1:47, Blending: 15:24
(Preview finished in 13:12)

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