Event to Shut Down New River Gorge Bridge This Weekend

Competitors in Fayette County are getting ready for Bridge Day this weekend. It's billed as the largest extreme sports event in the world, with more than 75-thousand expected to turn out and watch on the the New River Gorge Bridge, according to the organizers’ website. The BASE jumps will last from 9am to 3pm, with the New River Gorge Bridge as the launch point. With all of the jumpers and walkers on the bridge, traffic will be shut down Saturday from 7 a.m. until about 5 p.m.