BOYNE FALLS, Michigan, USA – Located at Boyne Mountain Resort,
SkyBridge Michigan is located between the peaks of McLouth and Disciples Ridge; designed by Experiential Resources (ERi), clocks in at 1,200 feet in length, with the height of the bridge’s suspended walking surface nearly 118 feet above the valley floor; in the end it will be
The longest suspension bridge with wooden pylons in the worldaccording to the WORLD RECORD ACADEMY.
Boyne Mountain StationSkyBridge Michigan is located between the peaks of McLouth and Disciples Ridge and will be accessible year-round for visitors who want panoramic views of the region’s seasonal beauty.
West Michigan Woman reports.
“The bridge, designed by
Experiential Resources (ERi), is 1,200 feet long, with the height of the bridge’s suspended walking surface standing nearly 118 feet above the valley floor. The bridge is anchored on either side by two wooden towers (about 52 feet high and nearly 70 feet long), which serve as a reminder of Northern Michigan’s logging history. The wood itself was sourced locally by
The Michigan SkyBridge is scheduled to open next month.
“SkyBridge Michigan is easily poised to become “Michigan’s second bridge,” enticing travelers to take a walk on the wild side. Panoramic views across the valley and expansive screens of light are guaranteed camera fun. Open year-round, every season has a reason to enjoy the view from this architectural masterpiece,”
“This new attraction is inspired by the highly successful Gatlinburg SkyBridge at sister property, Gatlinburg SkyLift Park in Tennessee, and is an even more stunning work of art with its timber-framed design, a nod to forest heritage. from northern Michigan, with lumber sourced from a long-time partner in resort growth, Matelski Lumber.
“SkyBridge Michigan is being built between the peaks of McLouth and Disciples Ridge. Guests will ride one of the many chairlifts to the top of the mountain, then stroll along the exhilarating 1,203-foot-long and 118-foot-high pedestrian bridge, and can also connect to the extensive trail network of Boyne Mountain cobblestone resort.
“Positioned on the ridge between McLouth and Disciple’s Ridge,
SkyBridge Michigan is set to become the longest wooden tower suspension bridge in the world and will provide guests and visitors with an exhilarating experience,” said the manager.
Press release said.
“The walking surface will be suspended 118 feet from ground level and will provide panoramic views of the surrounding Boyne Valley. The bridge is scheduled to open in September and will be open year-round.
“Boyne Mountain Resort has entertained legions of recreational guests since it first opened in 1948 in Boyne Falls, Michigan. Throughout the resort’s history, a pioneering spirit has been at the heart of many firsts in the snowmaking industry and lift innovation, and a move towards diversification that has allowed Boyne Mountain to become one of the most popular and celebrated year-round destinations. Michigan. Boyne Mountain is part of the Boyne Resorts family of resorts and attractions. To learn more, visit boynemountain.com or call 866.759.1472.”