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Rappelling and Zip Line Anchors
Rappellers on the Catwalk
Pedestrians on the Bridge Top
BASE Jumpers II
Aerial River Shot
Parachutist Gliding II
BASE jumpers launch from the jump deck as many times as they can before the festival’s end.
BASE jumpers must be highly experienced in order to participate.
Bridge Day attracts BASE jumpers from across the country.
The proper folding of parachutes ensures safer jumping.
The spiny supports of the bridge are perfect anchoring spots for rappelling and zip lines
Rappellers take on the extreme heights beneath the buzz of the jump deck.
Parachutists glide for the last stretch of the 876 ft. jump.
Each year, thousands of pedestrians fill the 3,030 ft. bridge.
More experienced jumpers take the leap with a partner.
Usually reserved for bridge maintenance, the “catwalk” underneath the Gorge Bridge is opened to rappellists and highliners.
The shores of the winding New River Gorge serve as the landing place for hundreds of Bridge Day adventurers.
While the fall is thrilling, nothing beats the views during the slow drift to the ground.
Watch out below! Jumpers, rappellers and highliners constantly descend from the heights.
Boats man the waters for any jumpers that miss the shore.
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