The World’s Longest Wooden Suspension Bridge is Set to Open in Michigan
It's called the “Skybridge”, and boy, is it ever.
It's set to open to the public on Saturday, October 15 near Boyne City. It's the world’s longest timber-towered suspension bridge that will give visitors many panoramic views of Boyne Valley. Not only will you be able to walk over the woods, but it'll be open during winter so you can walk and look down at all the skiiers!
Yes, you'll need tickets and you'll find them online. Keep in mind, this is NOT a vehicle bridge – it is for pedestrians only.
So what makes it the world's longest? Here are some...
FAST FACTS (courtesy of Mlive):
1,200 feet long
At its peak it's 120 feet high
To get to it, you'll have to take a chairlift
The bridge is anchored by two huge timber towers, 20 tons each
It takes 1,000,000 pounds of concrete to ground it
A 36-foot span of see-through glass flooring is located in the middle
Skybridge will be lit up at night, so guests can see the outline.
When does it open?
How much does it cost?
What are the hours?
Oct. 15 to Oct. 31: Open every day 10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Nov. 4 to Dec. 4: Open Friday through Sunday only
Dec. 9: Opens for the winter season
$25 for adults
$20 for ages 70+
$15 for ages 3-10
Kids 0-2 are free
This is gonna be so cool...
Skybridge, Boyne Mountain
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