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.