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Bridge Day 2014

Bridge Day 2014

| October 19, 2014

Highlights from annual single span steel arch bridge bash.

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Catching Things That Fall: Bridge Day River Rescue

Catching Things That Fall: Bridge Day River Rescue

| October 17, 2014

What’s it like to be on the Bridge Day River Rescue Team, braving cold water and Snapple bombs all day? Read here to find out.

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Look Down: New River Gorge Bridge Day 2014

Look Down: New River Gorge Bridge Day 2014

| October 13, 2014

The Day of the Bridge approaches. Here’s where to go and what to look for when you get there.

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Bridge Day 2013

Bridge Day 2013

| October 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

New River Gorge Bridge Day, 2013, from many different angles.

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Bridge Day Flight Shots

Bridge Day Flight Shots

| October 23, 2012

Catching the action at Bridge Day, 2012: Fancy dives, shutterbugs, and 75,000 regular folk using the 876-foot high steel span as a footbridge.

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A Trail for Every Occasion

A Trail for Every Occasion

| September 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Don’t have much time? There’s a hike you can squeeze in. Feeling flabby? There’s one that will make you sweat. Want to see relics of coal history? There’s one for that, too. Read on for some of the best trails in the New River Gorge Area.

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Adventure Blitzes

Adventure Blitzes

| September 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Pressed for time? You can zip, fly, jet, roll, ride, jump, and sky walk in four hours or less. Make the most of your time. On your mark, get set…. Go.

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Bridge Jumpers: A Closer Look at the Folks Who Step Off the New River Gorge Bridge

Bridge Jumpers: A Closer Look at the Folks Who Step Off the New River Gorge Bridge

| September 5, 2011

They look like little toys attached to colorful parachutes, but they are real people who love to hurl themselves off of objects all over the globe. They are BASE Jumpers. BASE stands for Building, Antennae, Span, and Earth—all the tall things that make great platforms to jump off in this extreme sport. The New River […]

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Ticket to Fly: New River Gorge Bridge BASE Jumping Info

Ticket to Fly: New River Gorge Bridge BASE Jumping Info

| September 5, 2011

How High?  876 feet to be exact. The New River Gorge Bridge is the third tallest bridge in the U.S. Landing Zone: A 25-foot by 75-foot patch of river bank bounded by trees. Or, for a softer, wetter arrival, the New River. About 25% of jumpers land there, and safety boats await to pluck them […]

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New River Gorge Bridge: 10 Little Known Facts

New River Gorge Bridge: 10 Little Known Facts

| September 5, 2011

Want to know more about the New River Gorge Bridge? Read on.

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Rest Day Tick List

Rest Day Tick List

| July 10, 2011

  Sure, you’ve climbed until your fingers are numb. Hiked to every waterfall. Surfed Brain Wave until the moon rises. Cycled every inch of the Gorge ridgelines. But wait: You’re not done yet. You’ve been at the New River Gorge for days. You’re hot, sweaty, tired, bug-bit and ready for a break.  In short, you […]

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