World’s longest timber-towered suspension bridge opens to daring sightseers in Michigan

World’s longest timber-towered suspension bridge opens to daring sightseers in Michigan

BOYNE FALLS, Mich. – Simply in time for the altering of the leaves, the world’s longest timber-towered suspension bridge is now open to sightseers in northern Michigan.

For these keen to trip a chairlift to the mountain prime and pay a charge of round $25, the bridge offers breathtaking views of the Boyne Valley.

The bridge is just open to foot site visitors and spans the size of three soccer fields between the peaks of McLouth and Disciples Ridge.

Hawaii-based Experiential Assets designed the bridge, which resembles the picturesque SkyBridge in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Two huge timber towers assist the walkway, which has a 36-foot pane of glass within the center, permitting guests to see the valley beneath.

Operators say the bridge is open year-round, however there are restrictions for when the 1,203-foot-long span is shut down for security.

SkyBridge Michigan says its workforce always displays for sturdy winds, and operations are suspended when gusts attain 35 mph.

The chance of thunderstorms with lightning poses a menace, so a climate occasion that’s 15 miles or much less from the positioning will power the shutdown of operations.

The bridge will solely be open to foot site visitors, as operators say the bridge is open year-round.SkyBridge Michigan

Precipitation won’t essentially power the bridge’s closure simply so long as strolling surfaces stay clear and visibility is sufficient.

In keeping with Boyne Mountain Resort, winds have already pressured the bridge to shut a few instances throughout its first week of operations.

The strolling platform is suspended by cables, which permit the bridge to sway to accommodate modifications within the climate and the burden of visitors.

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