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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Grand Canyon Skywalk (Videos And Photos)


The Grand Canyon Skywalk is a tourist attraction along the Colorado River on
the edge of the Grand Canyon (Grand Canyon West) in the U.S. state of Arizona.







The Grand Canyon Skywalk is a tourist attraction, commissioned by the Hualapai Indian
tribe, to be opened to the public on March 28, 2007, along the Colorado River on the edge
of the Grand Canyon in the U.S. state of Arizona. The Skywalk will be charging $25 per
person in addition to other entry fees.










The glass bridge is suspended 4,000 feet (1 219 meters) above the canyon. The bridge's walls and floor are built of glass 4 inches (10.2 cm) thick. The horseshoe shaped bridge protrudes 65 (20 meters) feet from the edge of the canyon. The Skywalk is able to hold 70 tons of weight, allowing for 800 people weighing 175 lbs (80 kg) each to bridge. The allowed capacity, though, will be limited to only 120 persons. All visitors willstand on the be provided with shoe covers to protect them from slipping and to prevent scratching of the glass floor.

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