Bridge Day Draws Thousands

As expected, thousands turned out for Bridge Day over the weekend. The event featured hundreds of BASE jumpers on the New River Gorge Bridge in Fayette County, and thousands of spectators turned out to watch them take the 876-foot plunge. It was an economic boost for many Fayette County businesses, especially those on Route 19 up to the bridge. That was the 34th year for the Bridge Day festival, and featured competitors from several countries and all but ten states in the US.