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Old 12-19-2006, 03:27 PM   #1
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Got this from a Co Worker.



The Glass Bridge Construction of the Skywalk began March of 2004 and is estimated to be completed by 4th quarter of 2006.

The Glass Bridge will be suspended 4,000 feet above the Colorado River at the edge of the Grand Canyon. On May 2005, the final test was conducted and the structure passed engineering requirements by 400 percent, enabling it to withstand the weight of 71 fully loaded Boeing 747 airplanes (more that 71 million pounds).

The bridge will be able to sustain winds in exces! * of 100 miles per hour from 8 different directions, as well as an 8.0 magnitude earthquake within 50 miles. More than one million pounds of steel will go into the construction of the Grand Canyon Skywalk.









OK, how many of us are going to rush over there to go out on this?
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i think i would literally pee my pants.
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make one heck of a oval race track
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that is awesome, but I think most people would be too afraid to go on it.
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I don't even have to see it to say "**** that" and stay in the gift shop.
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Been a pretty big story here, lately, as you can imagine. Honestly, you'd be surprised how far people are currently willing to go to take a peek over the edge. Every year there is at least one story of somebody that leaned or stepped out a little too far Most veiwpoints don't have huge falls, but some would be deadly.
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I don't even have to see it to say "f*** that" and stay in the gift shop.
Not my cup of tea.... Especially after I got out i the middle of that thing and paniced. Then, it might still rhyme with tea, but.....

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no chance in hell would I ever go out there. I have trouble going on my 5th floor balcony
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I'd do it!
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I would need about...


About this many of these to do it...


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