Time Travel: Senior 1983 BHS Graduation Excitement and Opening Day at the New River Gorge Bridge

By Dick Duez on April 14, 2019 from History Blog via Connect-Bridgeport.com

Getting excited for graduation isn't new. This photo, from the May 1983 edition of the Shawnee Powwow shows seniors, from left, Pam Brown, Sean Atchinson and Cindy Conley showing a bit of happiness as the end nears on their high school days.
This was opening day for the New River Gorge Bridge back on Oct. 22, 1977. At the time, the 876 foot long arched bridge was the longest in the world. Now, the Fayetteville is believed to be second in the western hemisphere.
Editor's Note: This ongoing photo feature of pictures from Bridgeport and throughout the Mountain State is part of local historian Richard 
"Dick" Duez's collection. Duez, the unofficial historian of Bridgeport, would appreciate any scanned photos emailed to him for use here or to include in his ongoing efforts to preserve local history. You can email photos, or let him know how to acquire copies of photos you may have in your possession, to Duez at dick.do@frontier.com.

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