Bridge Day is hosted at the New River Gorge Bridge in Fayetteville, WV, which by the way was voted the “coolest small town in America!” It is known for the extreme base jumpers who come from all over the world on this one day that they allow folks to jump off the bridge! CRAZY! Check out the festivities at https://officialbridgeday.com/bridge-day/.
Bridge Day, one of the largest extreme sports event in the world, is held annually on the third Saturday in October in Fayette County, West Virginia (WV), USA. Hundreds of BASE jumpers and nearly 80,000 spectators are expected to attend the event.
The tall New River Gorge Bridge, serves as the launch point for six hours (9am-3pm EST) of safe, legal BASE jumps.This is the only day of the year that traffic is shut down and spectators can safely and legally walk across the world’s second longest single arch bridge.
Time is on your side—at least for six hours! Enjoy the view from the best overlook in the New River Gorge. Enjoy browsing through hundreds of vendor’s booths to find just the right souvenir for the day.
Learn more about the New River Gorge Bridge in the WV New River Gorge Bridge Facts and History. For the visual learner, be sure to check out our gallery for Photos of Bridge Day, to get an idea of what this festival’s all about at https://officialbridgeday.com/bridge-day/