GATLINBURG, TN (FOX Carolina) - Need an easy summer vacation idea? GatlinBurg's Skylift Park says you can take a walk on the longest suspension bridge in North America soon!
The new SkyBridge is slated to open May 17. Park officials say guests will be able to walk across the 680-foot bridge at their own pace. At its midpoint, officials say the bridge is 140 high and features glass-floor panels in the middle.
Visitors will access the bridge by taking the SkyLift to the SkyDeck, which also opens May 17. The deck features views from the top of Crockett Mountain into Great Smoky Mountain National Park, a gift shop, cafe, and bar.
The SkyLift itself originally opened in 1954 and deemed a must-do by officials who say greets thousands of visitors. The SkyLift has been updated with a three-seat chairlift built in 2018.