The Glass Bridge Construction of the Skywalk at the Grand Canyon began in March of 2004 and is estimated to be completed late this year, with the Visitor’s Center opening in early 2007.
The bridge is suspended 4,000 feet above the Colorado River on the very edge of the Grand Canyon. On May 2005, the final test was conducted and the stucture passed engineering requirements by 400 percent, enabling it to withstand the weight of 71 fully loaded Boeing 747 airplanes (more that 71 million pounds).
The bridge will be able to sustain winds in excess of 100 miles per hour from 8 different directions, as well as an 8.0 magnitude earthquake within 50 miles. More than one million pounds of steel will go into the construction of the Grand Canyon Skywalk.
So, would YOU walk on this?
Not in this lifetime or the next!
Looks breathtaking from this view but I’m not the up for this kind of excursion.
Gotta go ..feeling dizzy!
Aaah… where’s your sense of adventure, Nancy? I think it would be worth a case of the spins. Perhaps even prepare for the experience by ingesting a brew or two…not!