The Bridge Day High Line gives the general public the opportunity to be a Bridge Day participant. This will be the 19th Bridge Day High Line with over 1,800 riders. The high line rider glides from the New River Gorge Bridge’s catwalk to State Route 82. Your speed is controlled by a belayer. You drop 300 vertical feet while sliding 600-700’
The New River Gorge Bridge is one of the longest free rappels that you can do anywhere in the world. The New River Gorge Bridge Day rappel is 851’. Bridge Day rappellers are expected to be an experienced with long rappels and familiar with the skills, equipment, and rescue techniques associated with rappelling. Rappelling can be dangerous! Each participant must assume personal responsibility for his/her own safety You must be a member of a team. The teams registered for the 2018 Bridge Day Rappel are listed in NEWS. Individuals need to complete an online application April 16 through June 30. Late registration will be September 1-16. We do not assign individuals to teams.
Each rappel team must have people at the bottom of the rappel to monitor the rope and know how to bottom belay. The Bottom Pass is not for those people rappelling. Anyone at the bottom (i.e., beneath the Bridge near the ropes) on Bridge Day not rappelling must have a Bottom Pass. You must be a member of a team. The teams registered for the 2018 Bridge Day Rappel are listed in NEWS. Bottom pass individuals need to complete an online application April 16 through June 30. Late registration will be September 1-16.
The New River Gorge Bridge is the third longest single-arch bridge in the world. It is the longest single-arch bridge in the Western Hemisphere. The bridge, 876 feet above the New River, is the third highest single-arch bridge in the United States; thirteenth in the world. Bridge Day™ is recognized as the state’s largest one-day festival and also one of the top 100 festivals in North America. It has been estimated that Bridge Day™ directly contributes $1 million directly to the local economy of southern West Virginia.