Opening the unique structure Grand Canyon SkyWalk

Opening the unique structure Grand Canyon SkyWalk held on 20 March, 2007.
The world's first cantilever glass bridge in the form of a horseshoe, which hovers over the Grand Canyon at an altitude of more than 1 kilometer from the bottom of the gorge and at a distance of 21 meters from the brink.
A person can enjoy a 720-degree review, nothing prevents.





Transparent bridge floor 10 cm thick and all its open glass structure make it possible to "take a step off the edge of the Grand Canyon," a look at this amazing wonder of nature with a bird's eye view and under the feet of height twice as large as the highest skyscraper ... True, "Fiberglass "Bridge is misleading: in the construction has been used more than 450 tons of steel structures. It can host 120 tourists, but the authors of the project say that this number does not show the true "carrying capacity", durability and reliability Skywalk. According to them, the bridge can withstand the weight of 36, 5 thousand tons, as well as an earthquake about 8 points at a distance of 80 km and the wind at a speed of 160 km / h.




Skywalk bridge width is 3m, length - 42m, the height of the walls - 1, 5m. To date, Grand Canyon SkyWalk - the highest building in the world and the world's first facility of its kind, and the reinforcing bars that hold the bridge - the largest in the world. It is interesting that during the construction of this engineering miracle did not use the crane.






































Source: lifeglobe.net

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