National Bridge Day 2017

Reason to celebrate: October 18, 2017 is National Bridge Day.

Bridge Day

Bridge Day may be the biggest annual gathering of base jumpers on the planet, which frequently sees over 200,000 extreme sports fans gathering to look at participants plunge 876 ft in the River Gorge Bridge (pictured) in to the New River in Fayettevilla, West Virginia, U . s . States.

Bridge Day draws thousands of spectators for death-defying leaps
Bridge Day draws thousands of spectators for death-defying leaps

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — Thousands of spectators came to see BASE jumpers and rappellers engage in the daring drops from the massive New River Gorge bridge, the largest arch bridge in the Western Hemisphere. Jumpers and rappellers begin their ...

As 36th Bridge Day approaches, safety and security matters to Commission
As 36th Bridge Day approaches, safety and security matters to Commission

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — The 36th Bridge Day is now just days away, meaning that the security features that jumpers dislike may be their only option for taking the plunge on Saturday. Jumpers and vendors are given an option to provide a third party ...

Bridge Day 2015
Bridge Day 2015

Fun, for these thrill seekers, BASE jumping close to 900 feet down is what they call fun. "I'm really nervous," Virginia Smith said. For Virginia Smith and her husband, all they could do is watch. "She's doing her first jump at tandem today and she's ...

Bridge Day Expected to Bring Fayetteville Economic Boom
Bridge Day Expected to Bring Fayetteville Economic Boom

Officials from the Fayetteville Convention and Visitors Bureau say they're expecting about 100,000 people to come out for Bridge Day on Saturday. Even though the event will be on the New River Gorge Bridge, all business owners around Fayetteville are ...

Bridge Day activities start today
Bridge Day activities start today

With more activities than year's past offered Saturday in conjunction with Bridge Day 2015, visitors may want to pick up a copy of the official Bridge Day poster and a little bit of West Virginia art to remember the excitement. This year's poster ...

Falling with style at 36th Annual Bridge Day
Falling with style at 36th Annual Bridge Day

More than 200 base jumpers took the 876-foot fall into the cold New River on Saturday at the 36th Annual Bridge Day celebration in Fayetteville, West Virginia. Spectators flooded into Fayetteville to watch the jumpers' death-defying leaps from the ...

Bridge Day Commission expecting boost to local economy from weekend
Bridge Day Commission expecting boost to local economy from weekend

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — She's expecting restaurants and hotels in Nicholas, Fayette, and Raleigh County to fill up, but Fayette County Chamber of Commerce President Sharon Cruikshank still marvels at the evolution of Bridge Day since it's inception in ...

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