I’ve always been a fan of scenic attractions. I’m a big fan of observation towers, scenic chairlifts and anything that gives me a view from of an entire city. However, there was something unnerving about crossing the longest suspension bridge in the United States.
Located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, the Gatlinburg SkyBridge sits at the top of the iconic chairlift that has been taking guests high above the city for decades.
Once at the top, visitors can relax in one of many lounge chairs and just soak in the views.
However, the main attraction is the new Gatlinburg SkyBridge. It sits across a valley in the Great Smoky Mountains and is not for the faint of heart.
The suspension bridge is 680 feet long and opened recently in 2019 amongst a lot of buzz from the media.
It provides some pretty amazing views of the small town of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Make no mistake about it though, this bridge sways with every movement. You can feel every footstep. Even with stronger wind gusts, it moves under your feet. It can be somewhat unnerving.
If that wasn’t enough, then you approach this. A glass floor roughly halfway across the Gatlinburg SkyBridge stops many dead in their tracks. Below that glass is a drop 140 feet to the mountain floor below.
If you’re not afraid of heights (or shifting bridge movements under your feet), I highly recommend the Gatlinburg Skylift Park in Tennessee!
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