Glass Bridge – How High Is The Skywalk?

Skywalk Glass Bridge at Grand Canyon West

The Grand Canyon is one of the most popular destinations in the American West, and one of the greatest natural wonders in the world.

Now, with the new Skywalk, we have something else to help us with comparisons.

This interesting picture compares Skywalk Glass Bridge with some of the tallest buildings in the world. The height comparison is a stunning.

Glass Bridge Skywalk, Grand Canyon Skywalk Glass Bridge - height comparison chart

from BBC News

The Glass Bridge at Grand Canyon West has been in use now for over 5 years – Skywalk opened March 28, 2007.

Skywalk allows the viewers to walk out over the Grand Canyon, 70 feet from the edge, and 4,000 feet above the Colorado River. The glass bridge is a truly remarkable way to enjoy the experience of the Grand Canyon.

The Skywalk is a steel and glass bridge that has been built by Hualapai on their tribal land at Grand Canyon West. Skywalk allows visitors to walk out over the Grand Canyon on a clear glass floor, an amazing way to enjoy the experience of the canyon.

Final testing was conducted on the Glass Bridge, and the structure passed engineering requirements by 400 percent. It appears Skywalk was extremely ‘over-engineered’.

The glass bridge is rated to be able to sustain winds in excess 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 went into the construction of the Skywalk.

Come see the Glass Bridge at Grand Canyon West… Book Your Tour Now!

Doc Wymer, Las Vegas Tour Guide