A bridge over the river -- fly!
FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. -- It's the most extreme of the extreme sports: BASE jumping.
One day each year -- always on the third Saturday of October -- West Virginia invites parachutists to take the leap from the state's New River Gorge Bridge, the longest single-arch bridge in the Western Hemisphere.
BASE jumpers respond by the hundreds, coming not only from almost every state in the nation, but as many as a dozen foreign countries.
"We usually have 450 jumpers and some 150,000 spectators ...
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