Once again this year, spectators who planned ahead and were willing to plunk down some cash will be able to view the BASE jumpers and rappellers from a great vantage point underneath the span.
Since the roads heading down into the gorge are closed to all but necessary traffic on Bridge Day, there are two ways for spectators to be down on the canyon floor, aside from walking or riding a bike down (and back up).
The Bridge Day Down Under Tours will take participants into the gorge to watch the action at two different times that day. Reservations were required, and spots no longer remain with those tours for this year.
And, the Hometown Subaru Into the Gorge Shuttles will transport a limited number of people to a designated viewing area under the bridge. Reservations are a must, and tickets cost $20. Bridge Day officials say those shuttles will most likely sell out before Saturday. To check on their availability, visit www.officialbridgeday.com or call 800-927-0263 or 304-465-5617.
“(The shuttles and tours) allow you to see Bridge Day from a different perspective,” Dragan said.
Those who have purchased the Subaru $20 tickets must pick them up at the Bridge Day booth on the south side of the bridge.
Looking ahead, Dragan urges those planning a trip to Bridge Day 2013 and wishing to take advantage of the opportunities to watch from underneath the bridge to make reservations well ahead of time.
While volunteers are the nuts and bolts of year-round Bridge Day planning, sponsors are a huge asset, too.
“Bridge Day wouldn’t be possible without the support of our great team of sponsors,” said Dragan.
The presenting sponsor is Subaru.
Other main sponsors are Red Bull, Sony, Little General, Hometown Subaru, Mardi Gras Casino & Resort, Sustain U and BB&T.
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