The best way to get to the bridge on the big day to see the activities or sample the wares of about 175 vendors is to take one of the shuttles. Again this year, Oak Hill Rotary, with sponsorship help from Hometown Subaru, will provide those shuttles. Park your car at designated locations, and $2 will secure you a seat on a shuttle that will drop you off outside the event entrance and bring you back to your parking area later.
Shuttles to the bridge will run from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. To avoid crowds, it is recommended participants take the shuttle back before 3 p.m.
A handicapped-accessible bus will operate on each side of the bridge.
Shuttle stops are listed below:
-- Oak Hill Kroger — The bus stop will be located on the Kroger side of the median between Kroger and the old Kmart, at the far end of the median from the store.
-- Fayetteville Wal-Mart — The bus stop will be located at the far left side of Wal-Mart.
-- Fayetteville High School — The bus stop is right at the entrance to the gravel parking area. The buses turn around in front of the school and stop to pick up at the entrance to the upper gravel area.
-- Fayette County Courthouse, Fayetteville — The bus stop will be in front of Gumbo’s.
-- Milroy Grose Road — Parking is at the New River Campground.
-- Smales Branch Road — In front of the Lighthouse Worship Center.
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In order to prevent you from being stopped from entering the area around the bridge, note that none of the following are allowed: backpacks (check-in stations at both north and south entrances); coolers; folding chairs; large handbags; dogs (except service animals); bicycles (Fayette Plateau Ministerial Association will conduct check-in stations at both north and south entrances to the event); strollers (umbrella strollers are OK); skates; skateboards; wagons; weapons; fireworks; illegal drugs; and alcoholic beverages.
For more information on any of the activities, call 304-465-5617 or 800-927-0263 or visit www.officialbridgeday.com.
For questions onsite Saturday, stop by the official Bridge Day booth near either end of the bridge. The Bridge Day poster will be available for sale at the booth, as well as other merchandise, in addition to event information being disseminated.