*Registration ends September 27th*
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 the United States and the 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 Bridge Day High Line
The Bridge Day High Line gives the general public the opportunity to be a Bridge Day participant. Both rappelling and BASE jumping require skill, experience, and equipment. The first New River Gorge Bridge High Line was in 1994. In 2001, when Bridge Day was cancelled, there was a 2,200’ high line rigged near the New River Gorge Bridge that extended across the New River Gorge. 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’. There are limited spaces and registration can be closed at a moment’s notice. Reservations are first-come, first-served. You must pay at the time you register accepting that there are no refunds for whatever reason.