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Big Doings For Bridge Day 2011

Tens of thousands of spectators ambled out across the New River Gorge Bridge on Saturday, Oct. 15 — all to watch several hundred more people leap from the bridge with parachutes and rappel to the bottom on thousand-foot ropes.

It’s Bridge Day, the largest one-day festival in West Virginia, and it is just down the road from the Summit Bechtel Reserve.

The photo gallery above shows just a taste of the action.

If you really like the photos of the jumpers, share this post to see a bonus image of BASE jumpers in flight.

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Each year at Bridge Day, Troop 179 from nearby Fayetteville pitches in by picking up trash and recycling. This video is the first in a series of 4 in an Adventures In Service episode in which these Scouts combined the cleanup with a whitewater kayaking clinic down below at last year’s event.

Which do you think is wilder — BASE jumping or whitewater kayaking? Which would you want to try? Let us know in the comments below.