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Gauley Bridge is a town in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 614 at the 2010 census. The Kanawha River is formed at Gauley Bridge by the confluence of the New and Gauley Rivers. Two miles to the southeast of Gauley Bridge, in Glen Ferris, West Virginia, is Kanawha Falls, a popular stopping point on Midland Trail Scenic Highway.
The community was named after a bridge over the Gauley River near the original town site. Gauley Bridge was close to the site of the Hawk's Nest incident, in which hundreds of lives were lost in the 1920s and 1930s.
Gauley Bridge is located at 38°10′04″N 81°11′49″W (38.167815, -81.197079).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.63 square miles (4.22 km2), of which, 1.58 square miles (4.09 km2) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 614 people, 279 households, and 159 families living in the town. The population density was 388.6 inhabitants per square mile (150.0/km2). There were 361 housing units at an average density of 228.5 per square mile (88.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.9% White, 0.3% Native American, and 0.8% from two or more races.