It looks and sounds thrilling…a glass walkway perched high above the canyon floor, offering spectacular views of the Grand Canyon. But is the Grand Canyon Skywalk worth it? With it being a weekend day during a busy holiday week, we expected larger than normal crowds.
Located on a magnificent cliff overlooking the western edge of the Grand Canyon is the Skywalk. If categorized as a footbridge, the Skywalk is the highest of its type in the world. The walkway itself is composed of two parallel box beams each 6 feet 2 mtr deep and 32 inches 81 cm wide.
The bridge serves as a skywalk from one side of the canyon to the other. And it's very strong. So strong that they decided to hold an event to show off its strength that included a journalist taking a sledgehammer to the glass walkway.
The bridge, built as an attraction for tourists, is glass-bottomed and is transparent. When it opened it was the longest and tallest glass bottomed bridge in the world. It is designed to carry up to visitors at a time. The bridge was designed by Israeli architect Haim Dotan.
By Adam M. Bright Popular Science. Set to open late this year, this horseshoe-shaped footbridge commissioned by the Hualapai Indian tribe, which owns the land will jut 65 feet from the cliff edge and suspend 3, feet above the canyon floor, a height more than twice that of the world's tallest skyscraper.
Written by Will Gray 11 June. From the Rockies to the Alps, there is a growing demand for a new dimension in the way we take in the scenery. Led by the Chinese, there are now glass platforms, walkways and bridges appearing in spectacular locations all around the world.
Here, you can find information about everything from our hours and shuttle service to what to pack for your stay. Included in this package are the live performances, scenic viewpoints, cultural activities, a wagon ride, and more. Grand Canyon West is open from a.
Walk on a glass bridge suspended over the Grand Canyon. Built inthe Skywalk gives you the feeling you are walking on air. A tour package must be purchased first in order to add any options such as the Skywalk, helicopter and boat rides, horseback rides and more. It can also be accessed via the Grand Canyon West Airport.
The Grand Canyon Skywalk is a horseshoe-shaped cantilever bridge with a glass walkway at Eagle Point in Arizona near the Colorado River on the edge of a side canyon in the Grand Canyon West area of the main canyon. Commissioned and owned by the Hualapai Indian tribeit was unveiled March 20,and opened to the general public on March 28, The Skywalk is east of Meadview and north of Peach Springs with Kingman being the closest city of some size.