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Grand Canyon Sidewalk

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by Glockrunner, Nov 1, 2005.


  1. Glockrunner

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    HOOYA DEEPSEA

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    Scheduled to open Jan. 1, 2006 Hualapai Indian Reservation

    * Juts about 70 feet into the canyon, 4000 ft above 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
    * The walkway has a glass bottom and sides...four inches thick
     

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  2. vafish

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    Not without a parachute!

    Glass floor and walls, can you imagine trying to keep that clean and scratch free so people can actually see through it?

    I did the Valley of the Giants tree top walk in Australia, it's only 120 feet up, kids hated it, and there was a real fat family in front of us, we kept waiting until they cleared the next span before we'd move on.

    http://www.valleyofthegiants.com.au/treetopwalk.html
     

  3. HandyMan Hugh

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    That's a nice picture! What you don't see is the white coated crew with the straight jackets waiting for the nice people when they come back from their walk.;g ;f ;g
     
  4. Glkster19

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    It is quite a nice site there. Back in May we hiked down the canyon and stayed in a hotel on that reservation. I saw enough, I won't be walking out there for a better view.
     
  5. Sugarfoot

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    I'm not interested in doing it for free.. There will be a $25 admission fee according to the website..
     
  6. okie

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    I believe I would crap my pants;P
     
  7. Glockrunner

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    I know I would, too. ;P ;P
     
  8. pesticidal

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    Eh?
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    not interested..
     
  9. pdxbubba

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    Should be relatively easy to keep it scratch free.... there aren't many who will cough up 25 bucks and walk out over it.
     
  10. Cross-X

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    How could this be? Am I the first one to call BS????