Bridge Day 2012 is Almost Here: What You Need To Know

With less than a week to go, Bridge Day 2012 is in the homestretch. Close to a year of planning has gone into making this the best Bridge Day ever. And since we want to make sure you don't miss a minute of this great event, here’s what you need to know. Getting There

The Bridge will open promptly at 9 am. Shuttles will begin running from the designated parking areas at 8:30 am. This is a great way to access the Bridge, with minimal walking and easy parking. Shuttles will let you off right at the entrance/exit points for the Bridge. Remember, large bags and backpacks are prohibited, and bags and strollers will be searched.

The Weather

Bridge Day 2012 should have classic WV fall weather. Right now the prognosticators are calling for it to be cool in the morning, then mostly sunny with a high of around 60 degrees. That means you early birds will want to dress in layers. Don’t forget your sunscreen.

Down Under Tours and Into the Gorge Shuttles

For those of you who have reserved the Down Under Tours, they leave at either 8:30 am or 12:30 pm. If you’ve reserved a space on the Into the Gorge Shuttles, they will begin running at 9 am, and will be available every 15 minutes or so until 3 pm.

Bridge Day Wedding

The winner of the 2012 Tandem BASE jump contest is Erika Terranova of Lockport, New York. Before she straps herself to a professional BASE jumper for her leap, she will tie the knot with her skydiving fiance. If you'd like to see the wedding, make your way to the center of the Bridge early to mid-morning.

Bridge Day Catapult

The center of the Bridge will also be the site of what will surely be another fan favorite of Bridge Day: the catapult. Every 30-40 minutes some lucky BASE jumper will get launched off the Bridge from the new BASE catapult.

And best of all, it's looking like the fall foliage will be peaking just in time for the event!

Can’t wait to see you on the Bridge!