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  • Tribe to build a Glass Bridge over the Grand Canyon

    http://www.ktnv.com/news/jul05/338593.asp


    It is one of the great natural wonders of the world -- and it will soon to be joined by an engineering marvel.


    A fantastic glass bridge arcing 60-feet out over the grand canyon -- giving visitors an unobstructed view 4000-feet straight down.


    Sheri Yellowhawk, tribal executive says "That's gonna be a scary view. It's gonna be exciting. It's gonna be a once in a lifetime view.


    It may be scarey indeed having nothing more than sheets of glass separating you from eternity.


    But the bridge has been engineered to withstand 100-mile per hour winds, magnitude 8 earthquakes -- and hold the weight of 71-jumbo jetliners.


    The glass bridge -- officially called the canyon skywalk -- been under construction for months here on the west rim of the grand canyon.
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    Re: Tribe to build a Glass Bridge over the Grand Canyon

    Ooh! I wanna go to the Grand Canyon just to be scared out of my mind!
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    • #3
      Re: Tribe to build a Glass Bridge over the Grand Canyon

      I think that's one of the coolest ideas I've ever read.
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        Re: Tribe to build a Glass Bridge over the Grand Canyon

        I wanna see pictures gosh darnit!!

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        • #5
          Re: Tribe to build a Glass Bridge over the Grand Canyon

          Originally posted by Olympicnut
          I wanna see pictures gosh darnit!!
          Screw the pictures, I wanna go !
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          • #6
            Re: Tribe to build a Glass Bridge over the Grand Canyon

            I'd wanna go just to support them because they're a non-gambling tribe. (I know, ironic from someone who goes to Vegas, right?)

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            • #7
              Re: Tribe to build a Glass Bridge over the Grand Canyon

              I am standing in line now with my fastpass in hand!
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              • #8
                Re: Tribe to build a Glass Bridge over the Grand Canyon

                Um, I think I would have issues with that. And I know I'd never get my bf on it! But good for them, cuz I bet other people are braver than me.
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                • #9
                  Re: Tribe to build a Glass Bridge over the Grand Canyon

                  This sounds frightening but I think I might go across it. Nothing wrong with facing a fear, right?
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                  • #10
                    Re: Tribe to build a Glass Bridge over the Grand Canyon

                    I think the scariness factor of it would be the best part. Thrilling.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Tribe to build a Glass Bridge over the Grand Canyon

                      Near Colorado Springs (where I lived for a decade) there is a canyon called the Royal Gorge. Over the Royal Gorge is the world's highest suspension bridge.

                      http://www.royalgorgebridge.com/

                      The bridge roadbed is made of 8" x 8" beams.... Think railroad ties lined up side by side... Well, between the beams are gaps of half an inch to an inch or so, so you can look at your feet and see through the cracks 1053 feet straight down to the river below with little ant-sized paddlers shooting the white-water rapids in their ant-sized rubber rafts.

                      Yikes. Can really take your breath away for a second.

                      This.... 4 times as high, and take away the beams!!!!!

                      I'm soooooo there!

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                      • #12
                        Re: Tribe to build a Glass Bridge over the Grand Canyon

                        Just the thought of that scares that bejesuz out of me.....
                        OMG that is way too much for me........

                        sounds very cool though.
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                        • #13
                          Re: Tribe to build a Glass Bridge over the Grand Canyon

                          Originally posted by dshimel
                          Near Colorado Springs (where I lived for a decade) there is a canyon called the Royal Gorge. Over the Royal Gorge is the world's highest suspension bridge.

                          http://www.royalgorgebridge.com/

                          The bridge roadbed is made of 8" x 8" beams.... Think railroad ties lined up side by side... Well, between the beams are gaps of half an inch to an inch or so, so you can look at your feet and see through the cracks 1053 feet straight down to the river below with little ant-sized paddlers shooting the white-water rapids in their ant-sized rubber rafts.

                          Yikes. Can really take your breath away for a second.

                          This.... 4 times as high, and take away the beams!!!!!

                          I'm soooooo there!
                          I remember going over the Royal Gorge bridge when I was growing up, my sister hated every second of it. I think the glass bridge idea over the canyon sounds like something that I'll have to do.

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                          • #14
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                            Do you think a lot of birds will crash into the bridge?
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                            • #15
                              Re: Tribe to build a Glass Bridge over the Grand Canyon

                              my first reaction was, why? Its going to modernize a natural wonder, but then I thought...well, if they are putting a bridge out there...maybe a bungy is next....one can only hope
                              What an idiot....

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