Overhead photos show Boyne Mountain’s new SkyBridge construction rising high - Sachse Construction
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Overhead photos show Boyne Mountain’s new SkyBridge construction rising high

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BOYNE FALLS, MI – Construction on SkyBridge Michigan, the world’s longest timber-towered suspension bridge, reached a soaring phase in the last week. It’s perched high atop Boyne Mountain resort, where the 1,203-foot long pedestrian bridge is set to debut this fall.

In the last week, all four SkyBridge towers were lifted and placed. The raising of these timber towers was a big milestone for SkyBridge fans, as well as the construction teams making it all happen. The towers each measure more than 50 feet high and nearly 70 feet long, anchoring both sides of the new bridge atop the ski run area. They were designed to honor the logging heritage of Northern Michigan.

SkyBridge will have some unique “peak-to-peak” construction for a Northern Michigan resort.
“Positioned at the crest between McLouth and Disciple’s Ridge, SkyBridge Michigan is set to become the world’s longest timber-towered suspension bridge, and will offer resort guests and visitors alike an exhilarating experience,” said Erin Ernst, communications director for Boyne’s Michigan properties. “The walking surface will hang suspended 118-feet from the ground level and showcase panoramic views of the surrounding Boyne Valley. The bridge is expected to open in September, and will be open year-round.”

It will also connect with the resort’s paved trail system to encourage more exploration of the property and all its features. It’s one of several new projects the Boyne Mountain team is undertaking as part of its Renaissance 2.0 plan, which is being used to guide the resort’s development for the next decade. Key among them are renovated guest accommodations and an outdoor expansion of its popular Avalanche Bay waterpark complex.

SkyBridge Michigan is modeled after the successful Gatlinburg SkyBridge at its sister property, Gatlinburg SkyLift Park in Tennessee.
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