Skybridge in Smoky Mountains spans 680 feet

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GATLINBURG, Tenn. (CBS) — If you’re afraid of heights, better sit down for this.  Gatlinburg, Tennessee’s new skybridge is tough to beat for a mountain panoramic view. 

It spans 680 feet, and every step stakes a claim as the best seat in the Smoky Mountains.  The bridge construction took nine months and three miles of steel cable to build a platform across a ravine capable of holding 500 people at once.

In the middle of the bridge, 15 feet of clear glass that allows you to see below is a surprise on the deck. From the bridge to the ground, the drop is 150 feet. So, for many people there’s only one way to walk across: Don’t look down.

Mark Strassman’s report helped in the writing of this story.

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