FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Bridge Day 2021 is officially canceled just under three weeks before it was officially set to take place.
The Bridge Day Commission voted in favor of canceling the event. This comes after the coordinator for BASE jumping decided not to have jumpers attended due to available health care from COVID-19 and the strain it’s causing on hospitals. Just two weeks prior, the commission voted in favor, 4 to 2, on moving forward with the event, despite some pushback some officials had with the rise in COVID cases and nursing shortages in the event of a health emergency.
Just this morning, the Fayette County Commissioners said Bridge Day 2021 should be canceled but only because a small group of people, they say, “mislead” the coordinator into canceling BASE jumping. They went further to say that BASE jumping is the main driver for the event.
Last year, Bridge Day held a virtual ceremony event.
Bridge Day will be back next year for 2022.