Cool Things You’ve Asked About Bridge Day: And the REAL Answers
Bridge Day is one of those events that takes a village to get ready for. And in the midst of all our chatting with you – either at the Visitors Center, the CVB, on our Facebook page or on the Bridge- you’ve asked some pretty interesting questions. Some of which we honestly had no idea the answer. But now that we’ve got some time – we decided to dig a little deeper into our backstory and give you the complete 411. So here goes…
Q: So how many volunteers does it take to pull off Bridge Day?
A: A lot. Typically on Bridge Day we have in excess of 70 volunteers on the ground – from the pickup crew in water, to the Boy Scouts on recycling, and the activity volunteers in-between.
Q: Will the event ever be extended beyond 5 p.m.? A: Tough call really. Since the event is centered around rerouting traffic from along a very busy roadway, it’s doubtful. But who knows. We learn to never say never.
Q: Can I drive down Fayette Station Road? A: You can drive down into the gorge 364 days a year – the exception being during Bridge Day when it is closed to our event traffic only. The road is one-way and is best traveled in good weather. The Canyon Rim Visitors Center at the top of the gorge also offers a neat audio tour that interprets the area as you drive.
Have any other burning questions? Send them our way.