Bridge Day™ is Saturday, October 18, 2014
Bridge Day Rappel News
New River Gorge Bridge Day™ Rappel
Post Office Box 71 Fayetteville, West Virginia 25840
327 have signed up to rappel on the 2014 Bridge Day™.
There are 25 teams participating in this year's Bridge Day™. Team leaders are being emailed the roster for their respective team. Any questions, concerns, and/or comments have been noted.
33 have signed up to ascend. The deadline for signing up to ascend is September 29.
6 have signed up to do a tandem rappel. The deadline for signing up to do a tandem rappel is September 29.
9 have signed up for a bottom pass. The deadline for signing up for the bottom pass is October 6.
NO PASSES WILL BE DONE THE WEEK OF BRIDGE DAY™.
October 17. The Friday night orientation will be at the Memorial Building in downtown Fayetteville (same as it has been the last three years).
October 18. The Saturday morning breakfast will be at ACE Adventure Gear on Fayette Station Road (same as it has been the last three years). Breakfast will be from 5-9 am.
The news media are looking for story ideas and photographs from the rappelling community. Please share with us any ideas and photographs that you have about yourself and/or team.
August 27, 2014
Bridge Day™ Rappel Coordinator
2014 Bridge Day™ Rappel Guidelines
2014 Bridge Day™ Rappel Individual Registration
Register April 1 – August 25
2014 Bridge Day™ Ascending Registration
Sign up April 1- September 29
2014 Bridge Day™ Tandem Rappel Team Registration
Sign up April 1- Septmber 29
2014 Bottom Pass Registration
Register April 1- October 6
2014 Bridge Day™ High Line Guidelines
2014 High Line Registration
Register April 1 – September 30 There are limited spaces available.
Bridge Day™ Rappel
Bridge Day™ is the largest one-day festival in West Virginia. 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 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 he United States and the highest bridge east of the Mississippi; 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 first official Bridge Day™ was celebrated in 1980.
October 18, 2014; the 35th annual Bridge Day™.
WARNING: Rappelling is an inherently dangerous sport. Through training & education you can effectively manage risks, but you can never entirely eliminate them. The Bridge Day™ Rappel is one of the greatest adventure opportunities in the world. However, it is not without risk.