- Perrine Bridge - Idaho
- New River Gorge Bridge - West Virginia
Perrine Bridge (Idaho)
Spanning approximately 1500-feet across the Snake River in Idaho, Perrine Bridge is one of the top BASE jumping destinations in the entire U.S. It offers about 486 feet of elevation to drop from with some stunning scenery setting a dramatic backdrop. The bridge is the only place within the United States where BASE jumpers can take a leap without first requiring a permit, making it a popular destination for those who want to make a more spontaneous jump without having to cut through a lot of red tape along the way.
New River Gorge Bridge (West Virginia)
On the third Saturday in October of each year, the Bridge Day Festival takes place in Fayette County, West Virginia. During that celebration BASE jumpers are encouraged to leap from the 876-foot tall New River Gorge Bridge, which is one of the tallest vehicle bridges in the entire world. At other times of the year, jumps can be made too, but a permit is required ahead of time, requiring a bit of extra planning and paperwork. Still, BASE jumpers will make special trips just to add this impressive span to their resumes.