Friday, August 21, 2009

21 Aug – Canon City, CO

No biggie today, less than 70 miles. The reason is that we visited the Royal Gorge suspension bridge. Built in 1929, it spans the Arkansas river some 1053 feet below. What ever the truth of the matter the river is a long way down. Being America this bridge has to be the 'biggest' at something – seems like it is the highest suspension bridge in the world and next door is the highest Skycoaster (registered trademark) in the world. The Skycoaster (read gondola) claims to have carried over 5 million passengers across the chasm. There is also a funicular that will take you to the river below – also worth the ride.

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