Bridge Day is an annual one-day festival in Fayetteville, West Virginia. All four lanes of the bridge are closed to automobiles and opened to pedestrians. Estimates have 100,000 people attending the overall event. It’s the only day of the year people are allowed to BASE jump off the bridge into the New River Gorge 876 feet (267 meters) below. People are also allowed to rappel from the span on Bridge Day (CRAZEEE). About four hundred BASE jumpers participate in each year’s festival.
This year we got up at the crack of dawn, and hiked our way to the best view in the house. Where we sat and froze our ever loving arses off for four hours. Totally. Worth it.