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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
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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.


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.

Thank you!
August 27, 2014
Benjy Simpson
Bridge Day™ Rappel Coordinator
304 574-1037

2014 Bridge Day™ Rappel Guidelines

Download the 2014 Bridge Day™ Rappel Guidelines (PDF)



2014 Bridgerappel-individual Day™ Rappel Individual Registration

Register April 1 – August 25

Fill out your rappel individual registration here.




2ascending014 Bridge Day™ Ascending Registration

Sign up April 1- September 29

Fill out your acsending registration here.



20tandem-Rappel14 Bridge Day™ Tandem Rappel Team Registration

Sign up April 1- Septmber 29

Fill out your tandem rappel registration here.




101913-Bridge-Day-Bottom22014 Bottom Pass Registration

Register April 1- October 6

Fill out your bottom pass registration here.








highline2014 Bridge Day™ High Line Guidelines

Download the 2014 Bridge Day™ High Line Guidelines (PDF)

2014 High Line Registration

Register April 1 – September 30 There are limited spaces available.

Fill out your high line registration here.


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.