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Shentel sponsors Bridge Day at New River Gorge

Posted 8 October 2013 12:00 AM by Shentel

Bridge Day – called the largest extreme sports event in the world - is held annually on the third Saturday in October in Fayette County, W.Va. Hundreds of BASE jumpers and nearly 80,000 spectators are expected to attend the event on Saturday, Oct. 19.

Shentel is serving as a media sponsor for the event which takes place at the 876-foot tall New River Gorge Bridge. “We are excited to participate in this event,” said marketing manager Angela T. Washington. “We were happy to help promote Bridge Day on our cable system to drive more people to come by reminding them when Bridge Day would be taking place.”

The bridge will serve as the launch point for six hours (9am-3pm) of safe, legal, BASE jumps. This is the only day of the year that traffic is shut down and spectators can safely and legally walk across the world's second longest single arch bridge. Vehicular traffic on the Bridge will be closed from 7am until approximately 5pm.

Time is on your side - at least for six hours. Come and enjoy the view from the best overlook in the New River Gorge. Enjoy browsing through hundreds of vendors booths to find just the right souvenir for the day. Feeling Brave? Check out Bridge BASE Jumping or Rappel and Highline Information on the official Bridge Day website, www.officialbridgeday.com.

Look for Shentel among the vendors. We will have a special Duck Dynasty photo booth with us. Get your picture taken with Uncle Si. Visitors will also learn about Shentel products and services and where they are offered in that part of West Virginia.

Learn more about the New River Gorge Bridge in the W.Va./New River Gorge Bridge Facts and History section. For the visual learner, be sure to check out our gallery for Photos of Bridge Day, to get an idea of what this festival's all about.

A few Festival Rules to remember:

NO Dogs.
NO backpacks, coolers, folding chairs or large handbags.
NO bicycles, skates, skateboards, strollers or wagons.
NO weapons, fireworks, illegal drugs, or alcoholic beverages.

You may ride your bike or walk down into the gorge. Just keep in mind it is a 4-plus mile distance one way and that bicyclists will have to yield the road to motorized vehicles.

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