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Bridge Day is the largest one-day festival in West Virginia! Held 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 first official Bridge Day was celebrated in 1980. October 20, 2018 will be the 39th Annual Bridge Day.

Bridge Day is a one-day event where visitors can walk across the bridge, BASE jumpers can parachute off the bridge, and rappellers can descend and ascend fixed ropes. As the world’s third longest steel arch bridge and the third highest bridge in the U.S., this is a one-of-a-kind event in West Virginia. The New River Gorge Bridge has a main span of more than 1,700 ft. and rises 876 ft. above the New River .

At the festival, 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.

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 is the 17th 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 will be controlled by a belayer. You drop 300 vertical feet while sliding 600-700’.

Click Here To Download 2018 Bridge Day Rappel Guidelines!