Grand Canyon Skywalk to open in March

HUALAPAI INDIAN RESERVATION, Ariz. (AP) -- The Grand Canyon Skywalk is scheduled to open March 28, according to Grand Canyon West, the development company financing the 30 million project.
The Skywalk, a glass-bottomed observation deck, will jut out from the edge of the canyon in a horseshoe shape, 4,000 feet above the Colorado River.
The deck will be cantilevered 70 feet out past the canyon's limestone walls. It will be open to the sky, with glass walls and a glass floor, supported by steel beams anchored 46 feet into the rock. It is designed to withstand winds up to 100 mph without wobbling. Guests will be issued shoe covers to prevent scratches on the glass and avoid slipping. Tickets are expected to cost around 25, but will have to be purchased as add-ons to packages that will include transportation to the site, according to Colin Daviau, a spokesman for Grand Canyon West. Those packages range from 29 for basic sightseeing around the Hualapai Marketplace and an Indian village, to a 159 helicopter ride.
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