Sevier County sky bridge attracting a lot of attention

Sevier County sky bridge attracting a lot of attention

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"This is going to be the United State's largest glass bottom sky bridge, just like at the Grand Canyon," said Sterling Webb. "This is going to be the United State's largest glass bottom sky bridge, just like at the Grand Canyon," said Sterling Webb.

By JOSH AULT
6 News Reporter

SEVIERVILLE (WATE) - If you've been driving down the parkway in Sevier County, it's really hard to miss the gigantic yellow structure being built on the edge of the French Broad River.

Many people have been wondering what it is.

"We are getting ten to twenty cars an hour coming up here asking us what in the world is this and can we go out on it," said Sterling Webb, one of the owners of the project.

Webb actually designed the structure, and says it will be one of a kind.

"This is going to be the United State's largest glass bottom sky bridge, just like at the Grand Canyon," said Webb.

Construction on this multi-million dollar project started this summer.

"Those are two and a half inch steel cables, like a suspension bridge that are holding it up," explained Webb. "Basically what we built here is one half of a suspension bridge.

Webb allowed us to get inside a carriage he designed under the sky bridge and took us to the very edge.

The sky bridge is 135 feet from the bluff and it is 300 feet above the river.

"There is one million pounds of concrete on the back side of this foundation," said Webb.

Along with the sky bridge, they are also constructing a zip line that will go across the river.

"The largest zip line in the United States over water," said Webb. "It's going to be a half a mile out over the French Broad River."

It took Webb a year to get the right permits to build both attractions over the river. Right now, the plan is to call the new attraction Adrenaline Park.

They plan to open both attractions to the public in early spring.

 

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