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Bridge Day™ is Saturday, October 17, 2015

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Bridge Day Rappel Team Selected

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2015 Bridge Day Background Checks

BASE, rappel, and vendors for this year’s Bridge Day have the option of choosing one of the following:

  1. finger scan
  2. traditional background check.

There is no charge for the finger scan.

The rappellers will have the finger scan done at the Bridge Day Rappel Registration.

Traditional background checks are $10 and will be handled by a third-party provider Contemporary Services Corporation (CSC).     Download the CSC background check, fill it out, and send it to CSC. You may be able to fill out the form electronically on your computer.

All forms, whether filled out by hand or electronically, need to be emailed directly to Matt McKernan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Any rappeller choosing to do the traditional background check must notify the Bridge Day Rappel Coordinator at by September 15.

These checks will be done September 1 - October 1, 2015.

If you do submit your information for the background check prior to October 1, you must do the finger scan.

This information was received by the Bridge Day Rappel Coordinator via email on Tuesday, June 23.

2015 Bridge Day™ Rappel Guidelines

Download the 2015 Bridge Day™ Rappel Guidelines (PDF)


2rappel-team015 Bridge Day™ Rappel Team Registration

Register April 6 – April 30

Fill out your rappel team registration here.

 

 


2015 Bridgerappel-individual Day™ Rappel Individual Registration

Register May 1 – June 19
Late Registration September 1-8

Submit photo per guidelines to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and a password will be emailed to you to complete the form below.

Fill out your rappel individual registration here.Fill out your rappel individual registration here.

 

 


101913-Bridge-Day-Bottom22015 Bottom Pass Registration

Register May1 - June 19
Late Registration September 1-8

Submit photo per guidelines to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and a password will be emailed to you to complete the form below.

Fill out your bottom pass registration here.

 

 

 

 

 


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2015 Bridge Day™ High Line Guidelines

Download the 2015 Bridge Day™
High Line Guidelines (PDF)

2015 High Line Registration

Register April 6 – September 15
There are limited spaces available.

Fill out your high line registration here. 
 

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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.