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In Pictures: Skybridges of the World

With Abu Dhabi’s The Nation Tower’s Skybridge becoming the world’s highest skybridge, Kipp takes a look at the skybridges of the world

April 10, 2011 3:37 by

  • Kipp opened the newspapers today to read reports of the world’s highest skybridge successfully being installed in our very own capital. The Nation Tower’s Skybridge, which connects the 50th and the 54th levels of the Nation Tower 1 and the Nation Tower 2 together replaces the Petronas Towers for the title of the highest sky bridge at an impressive height of  202.5 metres.

  • Kipp absolutely loves this bridge: The Langkawi Sky Bridge is 700 metres high above sea level and crawls across Mount Mat Cincang. Built in 2005, this 125 meter long bridge looks like more than a walk in the park.

  • Connecting what was at a point the two tallest towers in the world, the Petronas Towers Skybridge helps connect the 41st and 42nd floors of the two towers. The bridge is 170 m (558 ft) high and 58 m (190 ft) long, weighing 750 tons.

  • Kipp’s heart is beating just a little faster thinking about this one; this horseshoe-shaped transparent bridge is roughly approximately 4,000ft above the ground and covers 65ft beyond the edge of the Grand Canyon. Because the bridge is constructed of glass walls, pedestrians can get a view, sorry to use the cliché, to remember.

  • Located 3,000 meters above sea level at the Stubai Glacier in Tyrol, Austria, allows pedestrians to be able to stand 9 metres away from the mountain and consequently get a perfect view of Stubai glacier.

  • It is getting hotter and hotter in the UAE and as Kipp writes about Minneapolis skyways magnificent Skyway system we have to admit we are really jealous.  The Minneapolis' Skyway system links 69 city blocks through a climate controlled skywalk which extends for 8 miles, making it the largest in the world.

  • Pedestrians using Mumbai Suburban Railway stations use this brightly yellow coloured network of skywalks which will approximately consist of 36 skywalks. Fun fact for you: the average daily foot count for 23 skywalks in August 2010 was estimated at about 565,000.

  • Located at Knights Hill, the 500 meters long Illawarra Fly Tree Top Walk allows visitors to walk among the rainforest canopy 25 metres above the ground.

  • The appeal of this skywalk is pretty obvious: the Iguazu Waterfalls-who’s spray one can feel and see when on the skywalk.

 
 

2 Comments

  1. MK on April 11, 2011 11:41 am

    This is by far the coolest one…and one that I’d be most scared to use!

     
  2. akram ammar on April 17, 2011 12:38 am

    i nedd picthers for all

     

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