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Bridge Day

Experience the thrill of Bridge Day - join us for a day of adventure, spectacular views, and thrilling jumps from one of the tallest bridges in the world!
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It's time to get ready for Bridge Day on the third Saturday of October! This day is all about celebrating the incredible engineering feat that bridges are and honoring the people who designed, built, and maintain them. From the ancient stone arch bridge to modern suspension bridges, there is something truly awe-inspiring about looking at a structure that spans an entire river or gorge. Bridge Day is also a great opportunity to explore some of the amazing bridges around you, or travel to ones further away. So grab your camera and friends and get ready for a bridge-tastic day!

History of Bridge Day

Bridge Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1977</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>New River Gorge Bridge Completion</div><div class='timeline-text'>The New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia, USA, the future site of the Bridge Day celebration, was completed.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Official Bridge Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first official Bridge Day was held on the New River Gorge Bridge, celebrating its construction and the engineering achievements it represents.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1981</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Bridge Day BASE Jumping Begins</div><div class='timeline-text'>BASE jumping was permitted for the first time as part of the Bridge Day celebrations, drawing adrenaline junkies to the event.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1993</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Bridge Day Expansion</div><div class='timeline-text'>The festivities expanded to include music, food, and various exhibitions celebrating the bridge and the broader world of civil engineering.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2005</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Bridge Walk Tour Addition</div><div class='timeline-text'>Bridge Walk Tours were added to the event, offering guided tours for participants to walk across the entire length of the bridge.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Bridge Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go Bridge Jumping</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Find a bridge that allows bridge jumping and take the plunge! Make sure to wear the proper safety gear and follow all instructions from the experts.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Take a bridge tour</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Discover the different bridges in your area and learn about their history. Take photos, or even paint the bridge to commemorate your adventure.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go fishing on a bridge</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Find a bridge with a body of water underneath and cast your line. Make sure to follow your local fishing regulations and always be mindful of your surroundings.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go for a bridge walk</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Grab a few friends and go for a leisurely stroll across one of your local bridges. Take in the views and enjoy the fresh air.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Have a picnic on a bridge</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Pack up some food and have a picnic on one of your local bridges. Enjoy the sunshine and have a great time with friends and family.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Bridge Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Bridge Day celebrates history</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Bridge Day offers an opportunity to see the amazing feats of engineering that have made our lives easier and more convenient. It's a celebration of the incredible bridges that have stood for centuries, many of which are iconic monuments in their hometowns.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It brings people together</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The annual holiday allows friends, family and strangers alike to come together and appreciate the magnificent works of art and nature. There is something special about experiencing the great outdoors with a group of likeminded individuals!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It promotes physical activity</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Marking Bridge Day on your calendar might mean only one thing - time to explore! Nothing beats getting outside and trekking around a bridge or two, admiring its size and scope as you walk along its expanse. Plus, it's great exercise for any age and activity level.</p></div></div>

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