Bridge day is october 19 2019 and is the 40th bridge day. On the third saturday in october.
Bridge day is a registered trademark 2020 new river gorge bridge day commission.
Bridge day 2019. On the third saturday in october. Bridge day 2019 photos by whitewater photography. This is a family friendly event that showcases the areas finest restaurants and caterers who offer samples of their menu specialties.
Bridge day is an annual one day event held on the third saturday every october to commemorate the 1977 completion of the new river gorge bridge. For 17 years oak hill and fayetteville now merged as canyon rim rotary club has organized the annual taste of bridge day festival. I used my chest mount to video.
16 on the south side of the new river gorge bridge. Taste of bridge day. The new river gorge bridge is the worlds second longest single arch bridge and was opened on october 22 1977.
Download the pdf map to see the traffic plan for bridge day as well as major interstate routes. Yearly gathering of base jumpers at the bridge over the new river outside fayetteville. Taste of bridge day.
The first bridge day was held on november 8 1980 when two people parachuted from a plane onto the bridge. If you are commercial traffic the detour for i 79 and i 6477 are in place at 530 am. Media passes information.
310 west oyler avenue oak hill wv 25901 united states. Bridge day is trademarked. Bridge day 2019 photos by whitewater photography.
19 is open to local traffic from ames heights road on the north and rt. 5500 people walked across the bridge too. It is estimated that bridge day brings more than 3000000 into the southern west virginia economy each year.
New river gorge fayetteville wv. Bridge day is one of the top 100 festivals in north america and west virginias largest one day festival. Bridge day is a registered trademark 2020 new river gorge bridge day commission.
310 west oyler avenue oak hill wv 25901 united states. It was the 40th annual bridge day in 2019 which was special to me. Thanks for the front row seats guys.
The bridge itself closes at 7 am. I became an official bridge day participant last year by zip lining from the high line. Media passes information.