A crowd filled the roadway and surrounding area. The West Virginia State Police closed down U.S. Route 19 for the celebration.
Cindy Dragon, Bridge Day Celebration chairwoman, said Saturday's event was a total success.
"It was a good, steady crowd all day," Dragon said.
Cripps spent 23 years in the military, where he was around planes and parachuting. He isn't sure if he will make it back next year, but has high hopes for his world-record submission.
"I'm looking forward to a safe jump and getting it over with," he said.
Cheryl Morgan received her Bridge Day jumpers' packet the same day she got an AARP application. Morgan, who's from North Carolina, said BASE jumping helps keep her life interesting.
"I said, 'Hey, let's go do a tandem sky dive,'" Morgan said. "I did it and got hooked."
Last year was Morgan's first Bridge Day. She plans to return for more.
"It was scary and awesome," she said. "It's quite the adrenaline rush."
This year, Bridge Day also featured a pogo-stick stunt team. The professional athletes bounced up and down high into the air, flipping and twisting to a cheering crowd.
Dragon said the group hopes to return to the West Virginia event.
No major injuries were reported Saturday, but three or four people were transported to the hospital with broken bones.
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