Base Jumping in New River Gorge Bridge, Fayette, West Virginia USA

Bridge Day:
Jump height:
875 ft (266.70 m)
The New River Gorge Bridge is a steel arch bridge 3030 ft (924 m) long over the New River Gorge. It is located near Fayetteville, in the Appalachian Mountains of the eastern United States, West Virginia. It is the fourth longest bridge and is crossed by nearly 16,200 motor vehicles per day.

It’s roadway is 876 ft (267 m) above the New River, being the fifth highest vehicular bridge in the world and the third highest in the Americas. It is in the National Park Service’s New River Gorge National River area, protecting the New River Gorge.

The northern part of the bridge hosts may visitors every year. Most of them visit this place for one reason; to exercise base jumping! Being one of the most well-known bridges, it invites thrill-seekers to feel the adrenaline at the highest level. So, focus on this amazing activity and drop of 875 ft (266.70 m) down to the river basin. The landing zone for base jumpers is the parking area at the Fayette Station river, accessible on the south side of the gorge. It has breathtaking views and a staircase that leads into the gorge.

The third Saturday of every October, ”Bridge Day” is celebrated and Base Jumping takes the price. The first person who jumped off the Bridge was Burton Ervin. If you want to escape and experience something out of the ordinary.