The Grand Canyon Skywalk was unveiled yesterday, and after seeing the photos, the first thing that crossed my mind was, “Yep. That’s one thing I’ll never see.” Imagine stepping out onto a glass bridge suspended 4,000 feet above the canyon floor, a height that surpases the world’s largest skyscrapers. …eff that!
Get this: the bridge’s walls and floor are built of four-inch-thick glass. The Skywalk protrudes 65 feet from the edge of the canyon then curves back towards the edge like a horseshoe.
The Skywalk is able to hold 70 tons of weight, allowing for 800 people
weighing 175 lbs. each to stand on the bridge, however only 120 people will be allowed at a time. All visitors will also have to wear special shoes to protect the glass and keep them from slipping.
The Skywalk is built to withstand 100 mph winds and magnitude eight earthquakes, but what I want to know is, is it built to withstand the shrieks of freaked-out children? And can we use a trip to the Skywalk as punishment for bad behavior?
Something baaaad is going to happen with that thing. I can just feel it.