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Gatlinburg in Sevier County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Gatlinburg SkyBridge

680' long • Est. 2019

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, July 8, 2021
1. Gatlinburg Skybridge Marker
Inscription.  
Designed by Todd Domeck
Built by Experiential Resources "ERi"
General Contractor MCW Construction
Owner Boyne Resorts

"Fewer Walls, More Bridges."

 
Erected 2019.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureBridges & ViaductsParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 2019.
 
Location. 35° 42.927′ N, 83° 31.202′ W. Marker is in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, in Sevier County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Parkway (U.S. 441) and Maples Lane. Marker is on top of the mountain at the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park attraction (see "Regarding Gatlinburg SkyBridge" for more details). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 765 Parkway, Gatlinburg TN 37738, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Village Gate (approx. 0.4 miles away); Martha Jane Ogle Cabin (approx. 0.4 miles away); Baskins Creek (approx. 0.6 miles away); Gladys Trentham Russell (approx. one mile away); A Wonder of the World
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By Jason Voigt, July 8, 2021
2. Gatlinburg Skybridge Marker
Marker is a plaque on the east side of the Skylift bridge.
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(approx. one mile away); The American Black Bear (approx. 1.2 miles away); Wiley Oakley (approx. 1.3 miles away); Noah "Bud" Ogle Farm (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gatlinburg.
 
Regarding Gatlinburg SkyBridge. To access the marker, one must have a paid admission ticket to the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park and ride the yellow SkyLift chairs to the top of the mountain where the SkyBridge is located.
 
Also see . . .
1. Gatlinburg Skylift Park. The bridge and park opened in 2019, and became the latest of the City of Gatlinburg's many attractions. It claims to be the longest suspension bridge in North America. (Submitted on July 11, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 

2. Gatlinburg SkyLift Park Facebook Page. This is the Official Facebook Page of the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, home of the Gatlinburg SkyBridge. (Submitted on July 12, 2021, by Marcus Watson of Gatlinburg, Tennessee.) 

3. The Official Gatlinburg SkyLift Park Instagram Page. This link leads to the Official Gatlinburg SkyLift Park's Instagram Page. The Gatlinburg SkyLift Park is home to the Gatlinburg SkyBridge.
Gatlinburg SkyBridge image. Click for full size.
3. Gatlinburg SkyBridge
(Submitted on July 12, 2021, by Marcus Watson of Gatlinburg, Tennessee.) 

4. Gatlinburg Skybridge added to Historical Marker Database. July 13, 2021 article from WVLT (Submitted on July 20, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.) 
 
Additional commentary.
1. Gatlinburg SkyLift Park
The Gatlinburg SkyBridge is part of the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park attraction in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The Gatlinburg SkyLift Park is the longest running attraction in Gatlinburg, Tennessee and started it's operation in 1954. The attraction consists of the yellow SkyLift chair ride up the mountain, the SkyBridge, the Skydeck, the SkyCenter, and the SkyTrail.
    — Submitted July 12, 2021, by Marcus Watson of Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

2. Gatlinburg SkyBridge
The Gatlinburg SkyBridge is the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America. It is approximately 680 feet long and 150 high off the ground at its highest point. The Gatlinburg SkyBridge is part of the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park attraction in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
    — Submitted July 12, 2021, by Marcus Watson of Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Gatlinburg Skybridge image. Click for full size.
4. Gatlinburg Skybridge
The Longest Pedestrian Suspension bridge in North America!
3. Glass Bottom Bridge

In the middle of the Gatlinburg SkyBridge are 30 feet of see-through glass flooring panels directly 150 feet off the ground. The SkyBridge is approximately 500 feet above downtown Gatlinburg and 1,800 feet above sea level.
    — Submitted July 12, 2021, by Marcus Watson of Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

 
Additional keywords. Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, SkyLift, Smokey Mountains, Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg, Sky Lift, Skylift
 
Gatlinburg SkyBridge image. Click for full size.
May 17, 2019
5. Gatlinburg SkyBridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 2,263 times since then. Last updated on July 12, 2021, by Marcus Watson of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 11, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.   3, 4, 5. submitted on July 12, 2021, by Marcus Watson of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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