Grand Canyon Glass Skywalk
Posted by Radhika on July 29th, 2008
We all know why one goes to Las Vegas. Yes, for the never ending casinos. But this time when you go there, you will be tempted to spend some time to enjoy a unique experience just 3 hours away.
An engineering structure called “Glass Skywalk Bridge” located at Grand Canyon West is the one that many are now fascinated about. Well! What is so unique about it? Just imagine you hanging 2000 feet above ground, the nearest support on one side 70 feet away and the other side about 3 miles away. Can you? Dreaming? No! It is true. Want to have an experience? Just tread on the Cantilever structure protruding from the Grand Canyon. The experience further becomes exiting when you learn that the entire bridge is made of glass, giving the feeling that there is nothing beneath your feet. Awesome!
The bridge, let us call it skywalk, is the result of a dream of a wealthy business man, David Jin, from Las Vegas. Designed to withstand wind force up to 100 miles per hour and carry more than 1200 Tons can stay there long enough for our great great grand children to take a cue from the engineering marvel and fine-tune their expertise.
A wonder indeed!