Bridge Day Rappel

The 2019 Bridge Day Rappel will consist of several teams who will be allowed to ascend and/or descend on a fixed rope from the catwalk beneath the New River Gorge Bridge on Bridge Day.

Bridge Day Rappel teams are chosen by a lottery drawing in June of each year. The rappel participant must be a seasoned rappeller with proper rack training who has successfully completed at least a 250’ rappel. They must be familiar with the skills, equipment, and rescue techniques associated with rappelling.

A group of individuals wishing to participate in the Bridge Day Rappel next year must choose a group leader who submits an application for their team in the lottery drawing. Each team must have all the necessary rappelling equipment. Individuals must have their own rappelling/ascending gear. For more information about Bridge Day Rappel, visit the Bridge Day Rappel site.


Bridge Day High Line

Want to zip off the New River Gorge Bridge? This Bridge Day, you can! Ride the high line and slide 700 feet on a zipline from the catwalk of the bridge to Fayette Station Road. You don't need experience to ride the high line, but you should reserve your spot early! For more information about Bridge Day High Line, visit the Bridge Day Rappel site.

For additional information or questions about Bridge Day Rappel & High Line, contact:

  • Benjy Simpson – Bridge Day Rappel Coordinator

  • Email:

  • Phone: 304-574-1037