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Have a great Bridge Day. Please read be sure to read the event rules.Important Info
In just two days, the New River Gorge will play host to one of the most unique festivals in the country. Bridge Day brings together BASE jumpers, rappellers, and folks from all over to celebrate fall in a pretty spectacular setting.
Are you one of those folks joining us this year? If so, here’s what you need to know about parking, shuttle service, and traffic.
Bridge Day Parking
Parking is allowed on the berm and in the median of Route 19. However, please be certain that your vehicle is not over the white line or blocking traffic in any way. Remember, it could be a bit of a walk from your parking space to the Bridge, so plan accordingly. Comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing should be considered.
Handicap parking is available on both the north and south ends of the Bridge.
One of your best options is to park in one of our designated Bridge Day parking lots. From these lots, you can catch a shuttle to the Bridge for just $2. The shuttles will drop you off right at the main entrance of the festivities. Once you’re ready to leave, you can catch a shuttle back to your parking lot. It’s really that easy.
Shuttle lots are easily accessible from both sides of the Bridge:
South End (if you’re coming from Oak Hill/Beckley):
- Oak Hill Kroger/K-mart
- Fayetteville Walmart
- Fayetteville High School
- Fayetteville Court House
North End (if you’re coming from Summersville or I-79):
- Milroy Grose Road (parking is at the New River Campground)
- Smales Branch Road (parking is in front of the Lighthouse Worship Center)
New River Gorge Bridge Detour
If you are traveling on Route 19 on Bridge Day, please remember that the New River Gorge Bridge will be closed to all traffic from 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM. A detour onto WV Route 16 and US Route 60 will take you around the Bridge. This 20-mile detour will add approximately 20-30 minutes to your trip.
Another alternative is to avoid traveling on Route 19 entirely on Bridge Day. Instead, if you’re traveling on Interstates 64/77 or 79, simply detour through Charleston.
See you on the Bridge!