Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Glass Bridge (Grand Canyon Skywalk)

The Grand Canyon is a much sought after tourist place, and one of the greatest natural wonders in the world. But few people know how high the place is. The description talks about the attraction, and there are pictures detailing the description. One interesting picture compares it with all the tallest buildings in the world.

There is a glass bridge that has been built, and it allows the viewers to walk over that and enjoy the experience of the canyon. The pictures cover the glass bridge from all angles and one can see how intimidating the height is. There is also a brief description about the tourist attraction, and details about the bridge.

The pictures and description are useful to those who have not visited the place, and also to those who are interested in geographical locations. They have been presented with an artistic feel with good strokes.

These pictures and information is also very important, as not too many people know much about the Grand Canyon before they visit the place. The height comparison is the most stunning aspect of this collection of pictures.

Glass Bridge will be 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 sky walk.

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