ExtraHyperActive: Get Your Adrenaline Pumping During Bridge Day In West Virginia

Get Your Adrenaline Pumping During Bridge Day In West Virginia

Do you know how many official and unofficial "national days'', festivals and holidays we have ? 365 !

National Dress Up Your Pet Day , Public Sleeping Day, Be Nasty Day, Blame Somebody Else Day...( here is the full list ). Don't believe it's true ? Just Google one of those days.

But the craziest, most exciting, adrenaline -filled day/celebration would be Bridge Day in West Virginia.

Bridge Day is an annual one-day festival in Fayetteville, West Virginia held on the 3rd Saturday of October that commemorates the 1977 completion of the New River Gorge Bridge.

But it's not just that. Bridge Day is one of the world's largest extreme sports festivals that celebrates the outdoors with a show you've got to experience to believe.

On this day, all four lanes of the bridge are closed to automobiles and opened to hundreds of spectators and adventure seekers. One day festival is packed with adventures of all kinds: BASE jumping, skydiving, whitewater rafting, rapelling, ziplining/highlining. Check out the vedeo



If BASE jumping and rapelling are allowed to "trained professionals", ziplining/highlining ( sliding approximately 700 feet down a rope attached to the bridge’s catwalk to the road below ) is open to the general public.



You can also enjoy Bridge Day easy and conveniently with one of the local outfitters, rafting down the Lower New River Gorge and stopping just above the New River Gorge Bridge for lunch to watch those insane jumpers and extreme rappellers coming from the New River Gorge Bridge.

So, mark your calender for the 3rd Saturday of October ( it doesn't have to be this year ), if you ever find yourself in West Virginia.

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