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New River Gorge Bridge Day

This event is held the third Saturday in October at the New River Gorge Bridge, which has the world's longest single arch steel span. On Bridge Day, the bridge is open to pedestrians, and a variety of activities draw up to a quarter of a million people. Among the events are parachuting and rappelling demonstrations, BASE (building, antenna, span, and earth) jumping, and organized hikes. At 876 feet above the New River, the bridge is the second highest in the country, and the views are spectacular.

Originally submitted by: John D. Rockefeller,Senator.

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