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Grand Canyon Glass Bridge

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Grand Canyon Skywalk
Hualapai Indian Reservation

* Juts out about 70 feet into the canyon, 4000 ft above the Colorado River

*Will accommodate 120 people comfortably (How comfortable would YOU be?)

* Built with more than a million pounds of steel beams and includes dampeners that minimize the structure's vibration

* Designed to hold 72 million pounds, withstand an 8.0 magnitude earthquake 50 miles away, and withstand winds in excess of 100 mph

* Has a glass bottom and sides...four inches thick

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I believe in Murphy's law, enough said.

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Originally Posted by pixelized
I believe in Murphy's law, enough said.
Agreed: the Fark headline: Glass bridge over Grand Canyon nearly complete. Workers to begin constructing monument to those who will die in horrible tragedy involving glass bridge over Grand Canyon.

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Scary would not step on it for a million dollars no way no how enough said

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I would certainly steer near it, oh my god, heh.

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looks kinda cool if your into heights. doesnt look to sturdy

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how is anyone supposed to relate to weights in millions of pounds

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Depending on how it is built I suppose it is as safe or unsafe as any bridge.

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That'd be one hell of a place to have a cocktail party.

Will accommodate 120 people comfortably.

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I would go on it if it was safe. It is a nice design though.

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I saw this during my helicopter ride after hostingcon 2006. It looks fairly stable from the support structure I was able to see from the air.

If it was unsafe, why would they build it?

Just my .02 $.

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So if I understand correctly this air/glass bridge is there allready? The pg had a Jan 2006 finishing date?

I am going to Flagstaff for a few days at the end of this month if its there I am going will definitely take some pics --- perspective straight down and across the canyon

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4 inches isn't that much. Perhaps its one of those ultra resistant bullet-proof airplane glass heh


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