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Bridge Day™ is Saturday, October 18, 2014


2014 Bridge Day™ Rappel Guidelines

Download the 2014 Bridge Day™ Rappel Guidelines (PDF)

rappel-team2014 Bridge Day™ Rappel Team Signup Form

Sign up March 17-31

A team can still sign up in April, but there will not be a dropdown box for that team.

Fill out your team signup form here.


2014 Bridgerappel-individual Day™ Rappel Individual Registration

Register April 1 – August 25

Fill out your rappel individual registration here.




2ascending014 Bridge Day™ Ascending Registration

Sign up April 1- September 29

Fill out your acsending registration here.



20tandem-Rappel14 Bridge Day™ Tandem Rappel Team Registration

Sign up April 1- Septmber 29

Fill out your tandem rappel registration here.




101913-Bridge-Day-Bottom22014 Bottom Pass Registration

Register April 1- October 6

Fill out your bottom pass registration here.








highline2014 Bridge Day™ High Line Guidelines

Download the 2014 Bridge Day™ High Line Guidelines (PDF)

2014 High Line Registration

Register April 1 – September 30 There are limited spaces available.

Fill out your high line registration here.


Bridge Day Rappel

Bridge Day™ is the largest one-day festival in West Virginia. On the third Saturday in October, the Fayette County Plateau Chamber of Commerce hosts Bridge Day™ to commemorate the October, 1977 completion of the New River Gorge Bridge.

The New River Gorge Bridge is the world's third longest steel arch bridge with a main span of 1,700 feet. At 876 feet above the New River, the New River Gorge Bridge is the third highest bridge in he United States and the highest bridge east of the Mississippi; thirteenth highest bridge in the world.

Bridge Day™ is unique in that it is the only day visitors may walk across the bridge. BASE jumpers are permitted to parachute off the bridge. Rappellers are allowed to descend and ascend fixed ropes. Vendors line both ends of the bridge selling stained glass, crafts, shirts, photos, and refreshments. Bridge Day™ is West Virginia's largest one-day festival and is rated one of the top 100 festivals in North America.

The first official Bridge Day™ was celebrated in 1980.

October 18, 2014; the 35th annual Bridge Day™.


WARNING:  Rappelling is an inherently dangerous sport. Through training & education you can effectively manage risks, but you can never entirely eliminate them.  The Bridge Day™ Rappel is one of the greatest adventure opportunities in the world.  However, it is not without risk.