Bridge Day, October 20, 2012, is the largest one day festival in WV
By Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate
Every third Saturday in October the New River Gorge Bridge closes to traffic and opens for the largest one day festival in West Virginia. Spectacular views, BASE Jumpers, and vendors offering food and crafts. October 20, 2012.....makes the 33rd year for Bridge Day. Bridge Day is a celebration of the New River Gorge Bridge, the area, and the fall season. The dedication ceremony of the new bridge was October 22, 1977, and the public was allowed to walk on and view this magnificent structure and its beautiful surroundings. The turnout for the opening ceremony was much greater than anticipated. So a couple of years later in 1980, the first Bridge Day was born. Read more about the Bridge Day History. The 876' tall New River Gorge Bridge serves as the launch point for six hours (9am-...